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Archetypal symbols in our dreams, Jung taught, are especially important as they carry potent healing energy, enabling us to change on inner levels that bypass pure intellect. The unconscious mind actually‘speaks’ in symbols—symbols are its language—so we accomplish change most powerfully when we communicate with the inner self using archetypal symbols instead of words. Let us say, for example, that you have an exceptionally clear and vivid dream about a robed, bearded figure—a typical image of the wise old man—and he is floating outside the windows of your home. Since the home often represents yourself, the dream might make you aware that you are seeing wisdom outside of yourself instead of within. But the presence of the archetypal symbol also tells us that our higher self seeks to intervene!
Or let’s say you dreamed of a valiant hero or heroine rescuing you from extreme danger. You may be hoping to be rescued by someone in your waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to accept assistance if it is given to you; it may also be urging you to find the hero or heroine, in other words courage, within yourself. Or you might have an archetypal dream of a mother bear. In the dream, this archetype of the great mother might be cuffing her young or refusing to feed them. Such a scene would give you important information about how you are nurturing others or yourself. Perhaps you neglected your basic needs. In some way, you are not ‘mothering yourself’ in a healthy and beneficial manner; your higher self seeks to call this to your attention.
On the other hand, in a time of loneliness in your life, you might dream of being held and comforted by a great mother figure—and wake up from the dream feeling energized and ready to go on. The great mother in your dream, in a very real way,‘kissed it and made it better’. In looking at these two views of the mother, you can see the opposite sides that Jung pointed out were an essential aspect of all archetypes. It is through integrating this duality that you can become whole and at peace.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see others blind, denotes that some worthy person will call on you for aid.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of somebody else who is blind, it is a warning that someone you trust is trying to deceive you.... My Dream Interpretation
If you yourself are the blind one, the predictions are that you are overlooking personal faults and are due for some changes, either in your occupation or living conditions.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
(1) Ask yourself what you are turning a blind eye to. Is it something external: some problem in your work or in your domestic partnership? Lack of success in one job or in one relationship does not necessarily mean that you are a failure. It may mean only that you are failing or not getting fulfilment in that particular job or relationship. So look for another, more suitable one. On the other hand, what has gone wrong in your external life may be an effect of some repressed material in your unconscious, so see (2) below.
(2) Are you refusing to see what is going on inside you? Obviously, what is going on inside you - emotional conflict, for example - may be a result of your present work or domestic situation. It may, how ever, have a long history: perhaps the conflict, or guilt-feelings and failure- programming, or self-denigration or whatever, started in childhood. Whatever it is, face up to it; stop ignoring or evading it. First, identify it and then try to get back to the time in your life when it first showed itself. It may be difficult to trace repressed material to its origins w ithout the help of a psychotherapist. But make a real effort, asking your unconscious to reveal more of itself, and more clearly, in your dreams (or, for that matter, in meditation). The unconscious is not your enemy, it is there to assist and guide you in your quest for happiness and wholeness.
It is repressed desires, festering w’ithin your
unconscious, that are your enemies, and even they are enemies only so long as you continue to ignore and neglect them.
(3) Being blind may mean not knowing where you are going and / or a feeling of helplessness. In that case, you need to challenge the ‘you’ that is making excuses for not taking control of and accepting responsibility for your life. Take this Vou’ in hand. You are not blind: you can see very w’ell w’hat is going on in your psyche - if you w ant to.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
In ancient Greece, the seer Tiresias was blind. In this sense, the oneiric blindness represents preference for insight discovery over external perception. Therefore, it symbolizes wisdom and self-knowledge.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A lack of mental or emotional clarity, such as about your life or direction.
An inability or unwillingness to see something in your life, or a tendency to deny something.
Going blind can represent: fear, overwhelm, or a desire to shut out reality; an unwillingness to understand or accept something; a feeling or fear of isolation or abandonment; deprivation of information, social connection, or other connection with the world.
See also: Eye; Vision; Can’t See; Disabled... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
2. Fears of castration. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are experiencing a loss of vision in your dream, you may be expressing an unconscious fear of being unable to see what is coming next in your life. Consider that a person who is blind represents limited sight but also the increase of other senses, especially intuition. Being unable to see exactly how things are going to manifest is often the very ingredient necessary for them to do so. Blind faith is one of the most powerful energies there is.
(See Disability.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams are a universal feature of the human mind. Carl Jung even believed that visions in our dreams offer glimpses into universal archetypes, instinctive primordial images derived from a collective unconscious built into the very structure of the human brain. You might think, then, that even blind people could tap into this instinctive pool of primordial images and see them in their dreams.
There have been studies into whether or not congenitally blind people dream in visual images, but the findings have been mixed— some studies conclude that congenitally blind people do not dream in visual images, whilst other reports conclude that may do. The general consensus is that although people who are blind certainly do dream, their dreams are believed to be visual only to the extent that they can see, or could see before their blindness, in their waking life. People who are blind from birth are believed to have dreams that are primarily auditory, with their other intact senses participating to about the same degree that they do in a sighted person’s dreams. Such people are not thought to dream in visual images. People who are legally blind but are able to see blurs of movement, light and color would have a visual dimension to their dreams matching what they see when they are awake.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A need to reevaluate reasons or motives for actions or current attitudes.
3. Disappointments in the ofﬁng. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To blindfold someone else means you have knowledge that you should be giving to someone else.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The omen is worse if you stumble in the dream.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream that you are being blindfolded, then this dream is showing you that you may be following someone blindly, or giving up your control issues and learning to trust. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a transition between two states. It also signifies some kind of initiation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are blindfolding someone else, we are not being honest in our dealings with other people. This may be through ignorance on our part.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we are blindfolding someone else we are not being honest in our dealings with other people. This may be through ignorance on our part.
2- Psychologically we may need to spend time ‘in retreat’ that is cut off” from visual contact with the external world.
3- In spiritual terms, blindfolding is a rite of Passage.
It is a transition between two states.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
3. Feelings of ignorance.
4. Codependence (leading the blind).
5. Adventures to come (also leading the blind). ... New American Dream Dictionary
A blind man in a dream represents a poor person and because of his poverty, his actions mostly harm his religious life. Blindness in a dream also means a calamity, an accident, a misfortune, sadness, harm, sorrows and distress.
If a blind man sees himself wrapped with new cloth in a dream, it means his death. Ifone sees himselfblind in a dream, it means debts he owes, or a pilgrimage he must attend.
If one is blinded in a dream, it means that he will betray his covenant with his Lord. Becoming blind in a dream means suffering from poverty and becoming needy after being rich, or it could mean satisfaction and contentment, or it could mean losing a dear person. Ifone’s sight explodes with a lightning in a dream, it means his death. Blindness also could denote deafness, disregarding the world or renouncing it or hiding one’s secrets. As for a foreigner, seeing himself blind in a dream means never returning to his homeland. Blindness in a dream for a prisoner means his release from jail.
If a seeker, a student, or a businessman sees himselfblind in a dream, it means that he may never reach his goals.
(Also see Body); Destruction; Eyes; Fear; One-eyed; World)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dreamer is threatened by the unconscious material being processed by the dream, and he cannot bring it to his conscious attention.
The good news is that dreams are cyclical in nature.
A message that cannot get through at the current time will repeat itself at a future date.
The very central point of dreams is to make us aware of all aspects of ourselves and our lives. Enlightenment and integration of unconscious and conscious components take time and desire. What you cannot see in a dream currently will become visible when you are more able to effectively cope with the message. This definition also applies to darkness and sleep as dream symbols.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you’re the one who’s blind, someone close to you is about to betray you.
If someone else in your dream is blind, it means deceit, and you should be alert to any type of treacherous behavior around you.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- Intellectually we may be aware of certain facts, but choose not to use that knowledge in the most appropriate way.
3- Spiritually, blindness is a form of ignorance. It can suggest the irrational.
It is also a form of initiation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Entering a situation in which impartiality is nothing less than essential. In the Tarot, Justice is blinded so that she may render a fair judgment.
Not seeing something that’s important, a refusal to face reality, or overlooking the obvious (e.g., “wearing blinders”).
A sense of helplessness.
A type of desertion dream.
Turning your back on the issues due to overt romanticism (e.g., “love is blind”).
Wearing a blindfold: Self-imposed inattentiveness or ignorance; refusal to see things for what they are truly.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: This dream is usually a warning: stop going through life with your “eyes closed.” It is also a challenge to stop turning a “blind eye” to the opportunities and dangers of everyday life—open your eyes to reality. See Deafness, Eyes.... Dreamers Dictionary
It is also a form of initiation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
As a dream symbol, blindness represents lack of awareness, either being truly unaware of something important that is occurring in one’s life or “turning a blind eye” to something about which one does not wish to know. Also, because our culture associates blindfolds with firing squads, blindfolds may indicate the sense of carrying out an execution, or of being executed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream that you are opening the blindes indicates that you are ready to reveal something hidden.... My Dream Interpretation
If you walk on burning fagots, you will be injured by the unwise actions of friends.
If you succeed in walking on them without being burned, you will have a miraculous rise in prospects.
To dream of seeing fagots piled up to burn you at the stake, signifies that you are threatened with loss, but if you escape, you will enjoy a long and prosperous life. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of the fagots giving off a thick smoke then will your enemies get the better of you. Anothers actions will bring harm to you if you dream of walking on them, but if they do not burn you the harm will be negligible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The same meaning applies to a dream involving a gothic atmosphere, or gothic architecture.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Possible health issues.
3. A need or desire to make right what is wrong, make amends. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A dream may give information that allows us to take action. We may dream, among other things, of a laying-on of hands or of a strange light or spiritual figure which brings us comfort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If we ourselves are giving healing and easement to someone else in dreams we perhaps need to explore such abilities in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The healer archetype in dreams is encouraging you to guide and support others in some way. Alternatively, it could be urging you to heal and transform your pain into a sense of direction and purpose. The shadow of the healer manifests through a desire to take advantage of those who need your help.... The Element Encyclopedia
The idea of fixing a problem.
Feeling unclear or seeking answers.
Assistance from a spiritual source (real or desired).
See also: Medical Treatment; Repairing; Healing; Health; Doctor; Therapist; Problem; Medical Office... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A pointer to an area within your consciousness that’s ready to heal.
Renewal or a fresh start.
Forgiveness or releasing a grudge.
A need for support or help.
Healing powers can represent: compassion for others; the idea of Divine healing; desired, imagined, or a past instance of helping yourself or someone else, solving a problem, a spiritual experience, feeling special, or positive attention.
See also: Repairing; Health; Healer; Problem; Medical Treatment; Scab; Scar; Salve; Powers; Paranormal... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Sigmund Freud pioneered the use of dreams in therapy, bringing them to widespread attention, but many other approaches have been developed since then. The common feature for people who use dreams as therapeutic tools for physical and emotional healing is that dreams can empower them; they feel in touch with a powerful inner process that they believe is working actively for their own good.
Since time immemorial, people have created special places in which to sleep and dream. The dreaming chamber on the island of Malta is one example, but ancient dream temples can be found all over the world. These places were meant to ’incubate’ wise, deep dreams that would bring guidance and healing to the dreamer. Most of us do not have a dream temple located conveniently nearby; but the idea of receiving valuable, healing dreams is an appealing one, so here are four simple steps for creating a dream temple anywhere you like.
Find or create a special place for dreaming
For those of us fortunate enough to have more than enough rooms in our living space, the answer is simple: make one of those rooms— perhaps a guest room that is rarely used—into a dream place. Furnish it sparklingly, but make sure that the bed is comfortable. For the majority of us who don’t have a room to spare, we need to be a little bit more creative. Clear some space in a room in which you are comfortable and designate it as your dream place. All the time, keep in mind that you are preparing your sleeping space to facilitate your dreaming.
You are going to be welcoming dreams in a way that you don’t ordinarily do, so treat the experience as special from the outset. You might want to take a long bath. Make yourself comfortable. Eat lightly, if at all, for dinner. It’s probably best if you don’t consume alcohol or smoke the day before your dream incubation. As you go through your activities, keep in mind that you are preparing yourself to welcome dreams.
Focus on dreaming
Throughout your day, you are simply preparing yourself to be more receptive to dreams. Focus on dreaming.
If you have a particular issue in your life, you might tell yourself to ask for guidance in your dream.
This is not a one-shot exploration. Try it for a few days or even for a week—or for as long as you like. ... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Difﬁculties in business, a need to avoid risk-taking (especially if the dream involved recovering health). ... New American Dream Dictionary
The same meaning is applied if one sees himself applying an ointment to his eyes.
(Also see Medicine; Physical fitness)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The “health” of a situation, project, environment, etc.
(such as a “healthy” bank account).
See also: Condition; Healing; Healer; Illness; Infection; Well; Medical Treatment; Life Force; Life... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
(See Gymnasium.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Historically, receiving such a dream on holy ground was believed to foretell recuperation from whatever sickness was depicted (see Church, Monastery, Temple).
A pressing need for physical attention. Take note of what type of healer is pictured here to better discern where to seek aid.
The person or animal receiving healing in a dream can represent a situation, relationship, or condition of the soul or mind that needs gentle care.... The Language of Dreams
2. Someone is taking advantage of one’s generosity.
3. Fear of death. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Domestic quarrels.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Depth Psychology: A maggot usually stands for your own negative behavior; it might also be a sign that you are trying to change your behavior.... Dreamers Dictionary
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question.
2- Maggots can represent impurities in the bodv and the sense of being eaten up by something of having something within our body- such as an idea or feeling - that is alien to us and can therefore overtake and overcome us.
3- Maggots in dreams may reflect our own fears about death and illness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a fisherman was using maggots we would be referring to power and energy, but if someone else was using maggots, their use of nastiness might be in question. Consult the entry for death, dead people and ill / illness for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of maggots, you are in the process of coming out of a change that has taken place in the past.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The results of a messy or “stinking” situation.
Something you consider undesirable or unclean.
Making “treasure out of trash” (being resourceful, or using what you have to your best ability).
Dreaming of this creature can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or creature.
Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.
See also: Parasite; Fly (Insect); Worm; Larva; Insect... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
A focus on the balance between giving and taking somewhere in your life.
A focus on worth, value, or getting a good deal.
An area of your life that involves an agreement, or an opportunity to make one (with others or with yourself).
See also: Arguing; Agreement; Sale or Discount... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
2. Goals achieved, plenty of happiness.
3. To cast off responsibilities or seek help with them. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A certain time you received or needed help (or a desire for such).
Consider who was praying and the context and nature of the prayer.
See also: God; Light (Spiritual); Religious Figure; Religion... The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
The dream likewise portrays your intent to victimize other people or exhibit a destructive behavior.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Such dreams can pinpoint areas of potential conflict and help you achieve a more balanced approach.
If any part of the body is injured or painful in a dream, this may be well worth following up, since illness has been diagnosed in this way before. Bear in mind that dreams usually use body parts and illnesses as symbols for other areas of your life. So try to make a link between your dream ailment and your waking life.
Sigmund Freud pioneered the use of dreams in psychological healing and most dream analysts today agree that in dreams, painful memories and feelings can surface disguised as physical illnesses or weaknesses. Sometimes such dreams foretell real illness if you don’t take better care of yourself, but most of the time they represent the way you approach life. Perhaps you feel you can’t cope with a situation, and illness is the easy way out. Dreams of this sort suggest that you are in conflict with some aspect of your personality and therefore not putting yourself in touch with a force that can give you health in both body and mind. Part of you isn’t well and needs to be cared for. You need to heal these inner troubles and find psychological harmony.... The Element Encyclopedia
Native American Indians believed that dreams were sent by the Great Spirit, to act as a guiding light for your soul and prevent it from becoming lost in the darkness of ignorance. Losing touch with them would be disastrous, as you would then be unaware of your true path in life and become depressed or ill.
The eminent psychologist Carl Jung also believed in the healing power of dreams, many years of clinical experience convincing him that most of our problems are the
result of losing contact with our deepest instincts. He observed that there is a way of gaining access to the age-old wisdom hidden in each of us deep within the unconscious mind. That way is through our dreams.
Nowadays, doctors are well aware of the link between our state of mind and physical symptoms. Stress is a major factor in ill-health, whilst suppressed
feelings like rage or resentment can also disturb the body’s equilibrium and create dis-ease. Our dreams are nature’s way of helping us to maintain a balanced outlook. They usually contain helpful messages about the emotional adjustments we need to make from day to day. If we take these seriously, we avoid nurturing unrealistic attitudes and prevent the build-up of stress or toxic emotions.
Sometimes you may develop an illness if you secretly feel unable to face up to something and have a need for someone to take care of you. Your dreams can reveal your hidden agenda and suggest a way for¬ ward. In helping you to focus on the underlying cause of your symptoms, they enable you to participate in your own healing process.
Your dreams can further your emotional well-being by helping you to understand how your feelings and attitudes affect other people, often at a subliminal level, and can therefore create or destroy relationships. If someone has let you down, for instance, your dreams may reveal that, subconsciously, you expect people to disappoint you - and, sooner or later, that is exactly what they do. Once you wake up to the fact that relationships don’t have to turn out this way, you can transform your life.
Whether you need more confidence, to have better relationships, or the courage to make the correct decisions, your dreams can guide you through even the most difficult situations and help you to become the person nature always meant you to be. I hope this Dream Encyclopedia will inspire you to find out more about one of your most precious, yet most neglected natural resources - your dreams.... Dreampedia