It is a quite commonly held belief that we only dream in black and white, but many people are able to identify tones of color in their dreams.
If this is the case, why is it believed that we only dream in black and white? It may be because dreams that appear to be black and white only appear so because the color is not relevant. This doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that such dreams are in black and white. Black and white is a function of television when the color information is removed, but the same is not true of the mind. For example, grass might not be green in a dream, but it’s not gray as it is in a black and white movie; the color simply is not relevant and your unconscious isn’t highlighting it. This non-relevance fools the conscious mind on waking up into concluding that, by implication, the dream must have been in black and white.
A black funeral may suggest difficulties in, or the need for a new approach to, a relationship or work issue, as the current approach is doomed. Or are you grieving for a phase or aspect of your life that has recently come to an end? As stated above, black often represents the death of new ideas, so could your dream be telling you to prepare for the transition? Black animals that appear in dreams are usually associated with notions of temptation, unconscious drives and urges, whilst black clothes and underwear are a symbol of hidden or unconscious feelings, or sexuality. A night dream scene shrouded in darkness may relate to a certain lack of direction in your waking life. According to traditional symbolism, black is also associated with wickedness, so if you are menaced by a person wearing black in your dream, could the dream be a depiction of your darkest fears. Do you worry that someone is a threat to you or are you your own worst enemy?
Keywords: the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, hate and malice.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Herd of cows signiﬁes paying too much attention to others.
3. Victim. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A black or a yellow cow represents happiness, prosperity and a good harvest.
A white spot on a cow’s face means firmness if seen in a dream at the early part of the year.
The piebald cow or a cow blotched with white and black in a dream means the same, though the latter also represents firmness when seen in the middle of the year.
A fat cow in a dream represents longevity and prosperity.
A fat cow in a dream also may represent a pious woman.
An emaciated cow in a dream represents drought. Drinking cow’s milk or eating its meat or fat in a dream means prosperity and earning lawful income for that year.
If the cow has horns, it represents a rebellious woman.
If a dairy cow allows the person to draw her milk in a dream, it means conferring benefits. Otherwise, if it refuses to allow the person to milk her in the dream, it means dissonance and discord.
If a servant sees himself milking his master’s cow in a dream, it means that he will marry his wife after the master dies, and that he will become extremely rich.
If a cow enters one’s house and thrusts against him, or butts against him in the dream, it means losses and mistrust in one’s own family.
If one sees himself hitting a cow with a wooden stick or biting a cow in a dream, the cow then represents his sins.
If a cow scratches someone in a dream, it means an illness.
If one is attacked by a cow or a steer in a dream, it means that a great punishment will befall him, or it could mean that he may be killed during that same year. Ifone sees himself riding a black cow, or if a cow enters his house, where he ties her to a pole in his dream, it means money, good business and dispelling of his anxiety, sadness, loneliness or distress.
A slaughtered cow in a dream represents a calamity.
If a shipment of yellow cows arrives at the port of a city in a dream, it means a plague or the spreading of unknown diseases.
If a herd of ugly looking cows enters a city with smoke emanatingfrom their noses, and if the people hate their look in the dream, it means a raid, an enemy, or that unwanted solders will control that town.
If one sees himself riding a cow in a dream, it means that he will inherit a woman.
If one is offered a cow hide as a gift in a dream, it means that he will receive money from someone in authority. On the other hand, if one is stripped of a cow’s hide he owns in a dream, it represents a fine that he will have to pay.
To see the calfofthe Children ofIsrael in a dream means dissension, temptation or a murder. It also may mean a miraculous event, or that a heavenly sign will take place in that locality.
If the person is disobedient to his mother, he will repent and turn to be good to her.
If a cow butts against him in a dream, it means that God is displeased with him.
(Also see Counting cows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A symbol for mother. It appears only very rarely in mens dreams, and only when there is a strong connection to the mother. It has also been a prophetic symbol—of a lean or productive year. Remember Pharaoh’s dream about the seven lean and the seven abundant years, as interpreted by Joseph? In India the cow is seen as the earth itself, and in Egypt the cow represents heaven (Hathor).... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you are milking the cow, then you will have to work hard most of your life but will be well rewarded for it.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The arrival of cows in a dream may predict prosperity. In its negative connotation, “as big as a cow,” a cow may represent obesity.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The prediction is of peaceful and profitable pursuits.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Looking at one or more cows is a sign of personal good luck, unless the cows are malnourished, in which ease it means bad luck.
A cow barn means a recovery from an illness soon. Watching while someone else is milking a cow: you suspect that somebody is taking advantage of you. Being chased by a cow: through sheer stupidity one of your friends is becoming a danger to you.
Depth Psychology: The cow is a symbol of femininity, longing, and motherhood. In a woman’s dream, it can indicate sexual desire that can be found only in the safety of a sound relationship.... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To be pursued by a cow indicates an overtaking enemy. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams
Dreaming of a live, happy cow, especially one with a calf, is almost always a positive symbol, and other symbols in the dream will shed more light on exactly what’s going on.
A dead, sick, or ailing cow, however, indicates that future plans may be in jeopardy, and action needs to be taken. See “Bull”, “Calf”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you escaped, you will overcome all obstacles; but if you were trapped or injured, you must be prepared for a period of hard work without much joy.
See also Calf.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) The cow is also a symbol of fertilitv, signalling a possible new development in your life, new personal growth.
(3) The cow may be an anima figure, representing a man’s feminine psychic components (for anıma see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
(4) A cow may represent a primitive awareness; intuitive knowledge that comes, not from making a detached, objective examination of things, but from an inner oneness with natural things and processes.
(5) Cows (and cattle generally) may symbolize dignity, strength, passive endurance.
(6) Is the cow chewing the cud? Well, are you ruminating over something? Perhaps your unconscious is telling you not to. What’s the point of turning something over and over? Once you have the necessary information, only a decision will change things - change your life - for the better.
On the other hand, your unconscious may be telling you that you need to think things over, and not to be in too much of a hurry. Perhaps you need to take time off from frantic - compulsive - activity to meditate on the meaning of your life with a view to re-orientating yourself, giving yourself new values and more positive goals.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
For the hindus, cows are sacred and represent the protection and care of their gods. Krisna, for example, was the one who taught the shepherds that they should not worship the divinities that they could not see with their own eyes, but rather the cows. In them resides God.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you escape the Cow, you will survive the evil schemes of some enemy.
The greater the number of animals seen, the more serious the warning.... Mystic Dream Book
You will stand up to any test of your character if your dream featured an act or feeling of cowardice.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The appearance of woman’s dream may represent someone who with his physique and charm but who will love her He may turn out to be a coyote or trickster on a women’s path of self-fulfillment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the cowboy is in the company of others, the dreamer is not as alone as he thinks.
If the cowboy is driving cattle, the dreamer shouldn’t despair, as better financial conditions are on the way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The cowboy is often considered a lone figure, connecting with a sense of isolation and a dedicated work ethic.
The media has turned the cowboy into an icon of enormous proportions. Cowboys represent the silent strength of the masculine principle at its absolute best. Any dream that features a cowboy is likely connecting to this spirit of independence. Are there new frontiers in your life that need exploring? Perhaps there is something to be done that must be done on your own. After all, the cowboy is ever riding off into the sunset, propelled by the belief that there is always something new just over the horizon.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize an aspect of your personality that you need to alter or improve.
To dream that you are training someone to take your place implies that you are ready to begin new projects and encourage personal talents and abilities to grow. You have adopted new perspectives to replace previous ones. *Refer to Office.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
The focus is more likely to be on traits this person possesses that mean something to you.
For example, if this person’s voice is especially loud, whatever he or she is saying to you in the dream is especially significant, and you should pay attention.
If this person is someone you feel you can trust, there is some issue in your life involving trust that needs to be resolved.
If you dream that a coworker whom you don’t particularly like suddenly acts like your best friend, or a colleague whom you like and respect turns hostile, be prepared for a reversal of some kind - for better or worse.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If the coworkers in your dream are not your actual coworkers, then they may symbolize some psychological aspect of yourself that you need to work on.
If you dream that you are training a coworker to take your place at work, this means you are making progress with respect to some task or inner development. You are leaving behind old attitudes and are looking toward the future.... My Dream Interpretation
Red cows appearing in a dream are a positive, hopeful omen of peace and plenty. In Persia, these represented the spirit of dawn, which is filled with renewed vitality and courage.
In Greece, an all-white cow was ail alternative symbol for the moon.
A natural source of nourishment (see Meat).
Among the Celts and people of Scandinavian heritages, an emblem of continued provision.
A sacred animal in India, representative of life itself.
The milk from cows is used to nourish kings and priests, so this dream may represent self-nourishment.
Among ancient Egyptians, Indians, and Scandinavians, the cow was an emblem of the Great iMother, and some psychological schools still ascribe this image as possibly being linked to your own mother (see Women).... The Language of Dreams
To see them in full bloom, denotes a crisis in your affairs.
The breaking up of happy homes may follow this dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The cow is mostly a positive dream symbol, and superstition-based dream interpretation say that grazing cows are symbols of prosperity, contentment and happiness. See also: Animals ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Breast Feeding : If a person sees himself breast feeding or being breast fed, he will soon be imprisoned and the prison doors will be closed on him for a long time.
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you set out to go somewhere, or to do something, and fail in your purpose, then expect money losses and worry in business.... Mystic Dream Book
A part of self you may call upon for answers to your problems.... The Dream Books Symbols
If something feels risky to you, the presence of an expiration date is the confirmation you need to proceed. This can be applied to any aspect of risk in your current life. Also to be considered is the notion of time running out on something that needs your immediate attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this, the emotion having been suppressed for some time.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
An explorer in a dream also represents orphans, or children of sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the building is run down or dilapidated, this may suggest a personality or body in need of attention, but if the building is well cared for and clean, it suggests confidence and good self-esteem. A building under attack may suggest that someone or something is trying to break in.
If a building is under construction or being demolished, this refers to your own ability to construct and destroy your life.
If the building is familiar, the reference may be to the actual building itself; for example, if you dream of a structural fault, you might want to get the design checked out.
If the building you are exploring in your dream is a public building such as a factory, law court, prison and department store, the building often represents the function suggested by its nature, such as work, education and healing. Bear in mind, though, that if these images appear in your dreams, they will also have personal connections and feelings associated with those buildings. For example, if a factory feels like a museum, both associations should be considered. Finally, consider carefully how you react to the building in your dream. Were you intimidated by it or did you feel comfortable? If the former, your dream may be warning that you are over-reaching yourself in waking life. The latter is more reassuring.... The Element Encyclopedia
To think your face, or the face of others, is blackened or mutilated, signifies you will be accused of indiscretion which will be unjust, though circumstances may convict you.
To see the air filled with smoke and de’bris, denotes unusual dissatisfaction in business circles and much social antagonism.
To think you are enveloped in the flames, or are up in the air where you have been blown by an explosion, foretells that unworthy friends will infringe on your rights and will abuse your confidence. Young women should be careful of associates of the opposite sex after a dream of this character. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2- The forceful explosion of anger, fear or sexual release can accomplish a cleansing.
A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this.
3- An explosion in a spiritual sense would suggest a revelation of some sort.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Disapproval or dissatisfaction with a particular idea, person, or situation that is reaching a critical point.
Indiscreet action or abused confidences that resulted in very explosive emotions.
An alternative symbol for an extremely passionate sexual encounter. Destroying obstacles that threaten to impede your path or goals.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of witnessing a massive explosion indicates that your own life is going to “explode.” Great changes for the better are on the way.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
The distinction here is how fast change sometimes occurs, and in the case of an explosion, change is happening very rapidly. Remember that in a dream, an explosion is a positive thing and indicates that some transition in your life is happening abruptly and may be causing you fear. Change can be very frightening, and it is part of the human experience to fear change.
The explosion in your dream may indicate that whatever is occurring is inevitable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. If long objects, phallic symbols. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you dream of explosions that destroy buildings and people, you are afraid of firm commitments, especially where love is concerned.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If you fired any of these, your dreaming mind is warning you that you are in danger of exploding with frustration or anger. Are you currently on a short emotional fuse and in danger of detonating with burning anger? What was your target in the dream? This may help you understand what triggered your anger. On the other hand, could an explosive situation be building up around you? Again, if your firepower ran out, this could indicate lack of ammunition in a conflict in your waking life; perhaps there just isn’t enough reason for you to be involved.... The Element Encyclopedia
The first suggests vulnerability and the second the ability to reveal – for instance, a truth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To expose an object or information ourselves suggests that something is hidden that will be revealed.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream that helps us deal with these doubts and fears often has elements of exposure in them, such as digging for treasure or emptying a cupboard.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. A quick trip to failure. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Pay attention to your superiors.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An expressway may mention that you need to express your feelings in order to get the results you want.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If one is exiled from his homeland in a dream, it means that he may enter a jail.
If one is expelled from paradise in a dream, it means that he may experience poverty. Ifone evicts a man of knowledge or screams at him, or bewilders him in a dream, it means that he will face an extraordinary misfortune and confront a threatening and a cruel enemy.
If a religious and a pious looking person is evicted or driven away from a place in a dream, it means that he is failing to fulfill his religious vow, or it could mean that he is avoiding to remain in the company of true pious people, ascetics, people of knowledge and noble ones. Expulsion in a dream also could denote misbehavior or ill conduct on the part of the evictor.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a fireman represents selfcontrol and your ability to deal with your energies, burning desires or emotional emergencies in the waking world. To dream that you caused a fire may be a warning from your unconscious that you are playing with fire and may be in danger of getting your fingers burned if you go ahead with a certain project or get involved with a certain person.
If you find yourself on fire, your passions may be consuming you and you may feel hopeless and trapped in waking life. If, however, you managed to put a fire out, this shows that you are asserting control over the fire raging within you.
If someone else started a fire, your unconscious may have been telling you to watch that person carefully in waking life or to carry out some simple safety checks.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.... Mystic Dream Book
Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.
The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.
The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.
Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.
According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- A nuclear explosion can be accidental (as, for instance, was Chernobyl). Such an accident can unintentionally have very far-reaching efTects.
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process.
2- When we have suppressed certain parts of our personality rather than handling them, there may be some type of synergy (combined energy) which can become destructive. We would be alerted to this by dreaming of causing a nuclear explosion.
3- Spiritually, a nuclear explosion would suggest a discharge of power which, if not handled properly, could be destructive.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The threat of such a huge explosion is enough to generate fear, sometimes unfounded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of a nuclear explosion can highlight our anxiety about great change in our lives. We do not yet know what effect that change may have. We do, however, know we must undertake radical change, but would prefer it to be a more gradual process. Also consult the entries for apocalypse, atom bomb and bomb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The house only had two bedrooms, and the children’s room was directly opposite ours. Both of us had had the same thought—”Oh no, it’s the children again.” Much to our annoyance they had been waking in the middle of the night claiming it was morning and time to play. We had tried to suppress it, but here it was again.
As these thoughts went through our minds we heard the sound of feet clomping down the stairs. This was strange as the children usually stayed in their room. Brenda got up, determined to get whoever it was back into bed. I heard her switch the light on, go down the stairs, switch the sitting room light on, and I followed her via the sounds of her movement as she looked in the kitchen and even toilet—we didn’t have a bathroom. Then up she came again and opened the children’s door—strange because we had assumed it had been opened. When she came back into our room she looked puzzled and a little scared. “They’re all asleep and in bed ‘ she said. ‘We talked over the mystery for some time, trying to understand just how we had heard the door handle rattle then footsteps going down the stairs, yet the door wasn’t open. Also, the door handles on our doors were too high for the children to reach without standing on a chair. There was a stool in the children’s bedroom they used for that, yet it wasn’t even near the door when Brenda opened it.
Having no answer to the puzzle we stopped talking and settled to wait for sleep again. Suddenly a noise came from the children’s bedroom. It sounded like the stool being dragged and then the door handle turning again but the door not opening. “You go this time” Brenda said, obviously disturbed.
‘I opened our door quickly just in time to see the opposite door handle turn again. Still the door didn’t open. I reached across, turned the handle and slowly opened the door. It stopped as something was blocking it. Just then my daughter Helen’s small face peered around the door—high because she was standing on the stool. Puzzled by what had happened, I was careful what I said to her. “What do you want love?” I asked.
‘Unperturbed she replied, “I want to go to the toilet.” The toilet was downstairs, through the sitting room, and through the kitchen.
‘Now I had a clue so asked, “Did you go downstairs before?”
“Yes,” she said, “but Mummy sent me back to bed.” * (Tony C).
This is an unusual example of an out of body experience (OBE). Mostly they are described from the point of view of the person projecting, and are therefore difficult to corroborate. Here, three people experience the OBE in their own way. From Tony and Brenda’s point of view what happened caused sensory stimuli, but only auditory. Helen’s statement says that she was sure she had physically walked down the stairs and been sent back to bed by her mother. Tony and Brenda felt there was a direct connection between what they were thinking and feeling—get the children back to bed—and what Helen experienced as an objective reality.
OBEs have been reported in thousands in every culture and in every period of history.
A more general experience of OBE than the above might include a feeling of rushing along a tunnel or release from a tight place prior to the awareness of independence from the body. In this first stage some people experience a sense of physical paralysis which may be frightening (see paralysis). Their awareness then seems to become an observing point outside the body, as well as the sense of paralysis. Then there is usually an intense awareness of oneself and surroundings, unlike dreaming or even lucidity. Some projectors feel they are even more vitally aware and rational than during the waking state. Looking back on one’s body may occur here. Once the awareness is independent of the body, the boundaries of time and space as they are known in the body do not exist. One can easily pass through walls, fly, travel to or immediately be in a far distant place, witnessing what may be, or appears to be, physically real there.
Sir Auckland Geddes, an eminent British anatomist, describes his own OBE, which contains many of these features. Example: Becoming suddenly and violently ill with gastroenteritis he quickly became unable to move or phone for help. As this was occurring he noticed he had an A and a B consciousness.
The A was his normal awareness, and the B was external to his body, watching. From the B self he could see not only his body, but also the house, garden and surrounds. He need only think of a friend or place and immediately he was there and was later able to find confirmation for his observations. In looking at his body, he noticed that the brain was only an end organ, like a condensing plate, upon which memory and awareness played.
The mind, he said, was not in the brain, the brain was in the mind, like a radio in the play of signals. He then observed his daughter come in and discover his condition, saw her telephone a doctor friend, and saw him also at the same time.
Many cases of OBE occur near death, where a person has died* of a hean attack for instance, and is later revived. Because of this there are attempts to consider the possibility of survival of death through study of these cases. In fact many people experiencing an OBE have a very different view of death than prior to their experience.
Early attempts to explain OBEs suggested a subtle or astral body, which is a double of our physical and mental self, but able to pass through walls. It was said to be connected to the physical body during an OBE by a silver cord—a son of lifeline which kept the physical body alive. This is like the concept that the people we dream about are not creations of our own psyche, but real in their own right. Whatever one may believe an OBE to be, it can be observed that many people in this condition have no silver cord, and have no body at all, but are simply a bodiless observer, or are an animal, a geometric shape, a colour or sound (see identity and dreams).
The person’s own unconscious concepts of self seem to be the factor which shapes the form of the OBE. If, therefore, one feels sure one must travel to a distant point, then in the OBE one travels.
If one believes one is immediately there by the power of thought, one is there.
If one cannot conceive of existing without a body, then one has a body, and so on.
This approach explains many aspects of the OBE, but there is still not a clear concept of what the relationship with the physical world is.
The many cases of OBE which occur during a near-death experience also suggest it may be connected with a survival response to death; not necessarily as a way of trying to transcend death, but perhaps as a primeval form of warning relatives of death.
If there is survival of death, then the OBE may be an anticipatory form, or a preparatory condition leading to the new form. See hallucinations, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Descriptions of OBEs, or of the separation of the consciousness from the body, have been recorded since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians believed in a life force, called ’ka’, which was independent of the body. Plato believed the soul could leave the body and travel, whilst both Socrates and Pliny gave many descriptions of experiences that closely resemble OBEs. The ancient Chinese thought that an OBE could be achieved through meditation, whilst tribal shamans, firm believers in body doubles, claim to be able to project themselves out of their bodies.
Common to most OBE experiences is the existence of a second body, described as a ghostly double of the physical body. It is usually invisible to the eyes of others, although it may be sensed or witnessed as an apparition. In some cases, a silvery cord connecting the astral to the physical body is reported and it is said that if this cord is severed from the body, death will occur. In this astral form, OBE travellers report floating around the earth or to an astral plane, claiming that they travel as fast as the speed of thought, feeling neither pain nor anxiety. Individuals claim that they leave their body through their head or simply rise up and float away. Re-entry occurs by simply re-entering the head or melting into the body. It is worth pointing out that even those who describe the experience as something fantastic that occurs during sleep are very specific in describing the experience as one which was clearly not a dream; and many stress a sense of feeling more awake than they felt when they were normally awake.
Despite the documented records of those who claim to have had an OBE, scientific evidence for the phenomenon remains inconclusive, prompting skeptics to argue that OBEs are nothing more than vividly fantastic dreams or altered states of consciousness.... The Element Encyclopedia
A year full of barakah and blessings. This is sure to happen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Impel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Seeking a solution to problems.
3. Need for new knowledge or relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If we are searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we are searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A searchlight in a dream denotes focused attention and concentration.
If the searchlight is trained on us, we need to consider our actions and behaviour.
2- A searchlight can suggest insight into matters which concern us. We have turned the searchlight on them in order to ascertain the real truth.
A searchlight is used to light the way ahead.
3- A searchlight will allow us to comprehend spiritual matters so that we can reject the unnecessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you simply can’t understand what someone is saying to you, look first of all at whether what they are saying is being cloaked in metaphor. Bear in mind, too, that an unexpected utterance by a dream character may be giving rise to something you are not ready to hear; sometimes we put our unconscious fears into someone else’s mouth, or the utterances represent old issues or negative voices you have not yet banished.
Freudian slips are everyday occurrences in which we express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. For a split second, the censoring aspect of your self is put on hold and what is really on your mind pops out in a seemingly bizarre and unexpected way. These slips happen in every day speech as well as in dreams, so if verbal mistakes or slips appear in your dream—such as ’I thought you were dead instead of retired’—they will tell you something about your unconscious wishes. It is possible to have a dream in which you say the most unexpected and embarrassing but secretly true thing to a dream character.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one sees his face white in the dream, it means sickness.
If he sees his cheeks radiant white in the dream, it means honor, bounty and a high rank in his community. White in a dream also represents elderly people.
(Also see Colors)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If black: feelings about whites; or if known, what you feel about them.
If white: same as any person dream. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A desire to go through life undefiled.
The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.
On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.
The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).
The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.
Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.
According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
In Eastern cultures, the color of death and mourning.
Purity, as with the cleansing white light of New Age beliefs, and the blinding light of God in the Bible.
Covering up a mistake or blemish, as is accomplished with white-out and whitewash.
Alchemical: Following white light in a dream is a step that takes the dreamer on the path of ascent toward purity.... The Language of Dreams
The white horse appears where death is waiting or when we have a premonition. White in a dream might possibly be a reminder to resolve special situations or problems. WTiite is feminine, symbolizing virginity, but also emotional coldness and immaturity.
Depth Psychology: White is the color of the bride. It stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and the beginning and end of all colors.... Dreamers Dictionary
If your dream prominently features the color white, you may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... My Dream Interpretation
See Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
It is this concept of reflecting the light that shines onto you back out into the world that embodies the high consciousness associated with the color white.
(See Colors.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If white appeared in your dream in connection with someone you know, your dream may have reflected your faith in that person’s goodness, or perhaps you feel that in some respects this person can show you a better way. In addition, whilst black or darkness obscures surroundings, white or brightness illuminates them, which is why it can denote transparency and truth.
If you dreamed of being bathed in white light, your unconscious may have been indicating a sudden burst of self-knowledge that will enable you to put the past behind you and make a fresh start in the world. If, however, the feeling in your dream that featured white was one of sadness or frustration, could the suggestion have been that you are tired of your colorless waking life and long for more excitement and color?
A white sky may be wishful thinking for a purer, simpler life, a white room may symbolize a state of calm or a sense of peace, whilst white trees could be connected to a deep-rooted wish to make a fresh start and end a difficult personal conflict. A white book may be a symbol of insight and knowledge, and a white hand the beginning of a new friendship. White food or drink is linked to notions of emotional purity, and if the food or drink is tainted in any way, this may suggest that the dreamer is in need of cleansing in some aspect of their emotional life. However, bear in mind that in many Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning. As an absence of color, white may therefore evoke desolation or the bloodless, lifeless corpse or ghost. Keywords: purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.... The Element Encyclopedia
4. Religious experience or revelation. ... New American Dream Dictionary
It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream that features this image is first and foremost an expression of the collective consciousness of the United States as a great world power. Additionally, the dreamer’s personal associations with government and politics must be added for a satisfying interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Concern over national issues or problems.
3. Knowledge or wisdom. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a woman to see one flying around in the room at night, forebodes unrequited wishes and disposition which will effect the enjoyment of other people.
To see a moth flying and finally settling upon something, or disappearing totally, foreshadows death of friends or relatives. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
The wood of the white thorn also is used to make magical wands. Considered a holy plant in Christianity, the white thorn grows in Glastonbury in southern England and is said to have been brought there by Joseph of Arimathea. It blooms twice every year.
Folklore: Good luck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2. Challenge. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see others with whiteheads on them means that you will be troubled with complaints from friends and acquaintances.
To dream that you are popping your whiteheads, indicates that you need to face and express your negative emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Try to purify emotionally. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For a young woman, this dream is significant of well-laid plans to deceive others and gain back her lover who has been estranged by her insinuating bearing toward him. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Cleaning up something. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Assist if you can, but don’t get involved.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams