Example: I was on board a pleasure cruiser with my wife. As I stood on a high deck I looked down and saw her sitting below with very tight knickers on and nothing else. As a man walked towards her the knickers came off or slipped down.
The man was sexually aroused and started attempting to penetrate her. She only put up a token resistance, mewing a bit, but not fighting him off. I rushed towards them and kicked him off’ (Andrew P). In this dream Andrew’s fear of his wife’s desire for another man is being expressed, but the dream really depicts Andrew’s feelings of sexual inadequacy. Adultery dreams may also express release of sexual feelings; desire for another partner, desire for one’s partner to have sex with someone else. See sex in dreams; last example in dark.
African This may refer to one’s own feelings about coloured people or racial prejudices; Africa may have been the birthplace for the human race. In dreams we still use primitive Africans or Australian aborigines to represent our own natural inner life. See aboriginal; black people; native. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreaming of an affair shows we are seeking to integrate opposite polarities within ourselves: male / female, drive / receptivity, good / bad. Such integration and an understanding of the dynamics leads to wholeness and an ability to access hidden aspects of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We could be actively seeking emotional satisfaction in a way that is unacceptable in our waking lives. In dreams, to be having an affair with someone we don’t know suggests that we should perhaps reassess our own needs and desires.
If the affair is with someone we know but would not normally consider in that light we are perhaps looking for different sorts of satisfaction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of an affair, it is likely that she has registered that connection before becoming consciously aware of it.
A man will tend to be more physically attracted before dreaming of an affair. Men tend to be better at analyzing systems while women tend to be better at reading the emotions of other people. They have an increased ability to bond and be connected to others.
For further clarification you might like to read the entries for family and people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.
To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.
To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
Being part of a group is a fundamental human urge and it can express itself in dreams that feature large groups or people. Being a member of a club or gang gives you a sense of security, as it is a meeting a group of people with a common interest, goal or purpose.
If your social dream was pleasant, it can suggest that you are feeling secure and happy in your current social situation.
If the dream was unpleasant, however, and you were rejected or thrown out of your club, you may be feeling that your goals and opinions are not the same as those of other people in your life. We often hate to feel different from our friends and so any dream in which you were a part of a tribe or secret order with elaborate ritual and rules may be questioning how much you are expressing your individuality in waking life.
If you are chased by a gang or yob in your dream this is similar to dreams of being chased by a monster and the gang or yob should be faced. Consider who or what the gang or yob represents to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Ifone sees them in a good state in a dream, it means that he will attain his goals, be it profits, knowledge, guidance or uprightness.
A governor in a dream also represents an orthopedist, an engineer, gentleness or conformity.
If a governor sees himself hearing a petition from a deranged person, a stupid person, a street sweeper, a baker, a trash collector, a servant, a dancer or a musician in a dream, it means that the governor will consent to the opinions or advice of others inhis ruling, or perhaps he will lean toward the interests of some opportunists.
A governor in a dream also represents a father or a mother who teach their children justice and righteousness and in turn, the child will benefit from them and particularly if he follows their advice.
(Confiding) A secret in a dream means marriage. Ifsomeone tells a secret that does not denote marriage, then it means becoming a shareholder in a business, or it could mean trusting someone, or inheriting him.
(Also see Confiding)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
of the universe dreams Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic, dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are monogamous—Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous’ The conclusion is that dreams cannot be truly revelatory. While it may be true to say that some such dreams contain little which adds to the dreamer’s understanding, some dreams give insights which profoundly alter the dreamer’s future attitudes or actions.
Revelatory dreams are more common to men than women. This may be because more men concern themselves with questions of what the universe is.
If the dreamer creates a mental or emotional tension in themselves through the intensity with which they pursue such questions—and we need to accept that often such intensity anses out of anxiety regarding death and one’s identity—then the self-regulatory process of dreaming might well produce an apparent revelation to ease the tension. On the opposite tack, research into mental functioning during dreaming, or in a dreamlike state as in research using LSD, shows that there is an enormously increased ability to access associated ideas, allow feeling responses and achieve novel viewpoints. Freud pointed out that dreams have access to greater memory resources and associated ideas. P H. Stafford and B.H. Golightly, in their book dealing with LSD as an aid to problem solving, say that this dreamlike state enables subjects to ‘form and keep in mind a much broader picture . . . imagine what is needed—for the problem—or not possible . . . diminish fear of making mistakes*. One subject says ‘1 had almost total recall of a course I did in thermodynamics; something I had not given any thought to in years.’
Although humans have such power to scan enormous blocks of information or experience, look at it from new angles, sift it with particular questions in mind and so discover new connections in old information, there are problems, otherwise we would all be doing it.
The nature of dream consciousness, and the faculties described, is fundamentally different to waking awareness, which limits, edits, looks for specifics, avoids views conflicting with its accepted norm, and uses verbalisation.
A nonverbal, symbolic scan of massive information is largely lost when translated to waking consciousness.
My experience is that the content of revelatory dreams is almost wholly lost on waking.
If the individual explores the dream while awake, however, and dares to take consciousness into the realm of the dream, then the enormous waves of emotional impact, the massive collection of details, the personality changing influence of major new insights, can be met.
The reason most of us do not touch this creative process is in fact the same reason most of us do not attempt other daring activities—it takes guts. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a secret signify distrust, caution, and fear. Secrets can either represent that which is sacred or that which is based on shame and fear. Your dream may be giving you the message that people are as sick as their secrets, and to share your most shameful secrets with a qualified therapist or trusted friend. See Integration Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Something you know but do not want to admit or share. Something hidden from awareness by your own choice. All secrets are within, but you have to be earnest in asking and really want to hear the answer.... The Dream Books Symbols
If you are sharing or keeping a secret to yourself in your dream, this means there is something about your private thoughts and feelings of which others need to be aware. Are you hiding something from both yourself and others? Are you too secretive? If you are actually keeping a secret in real life and you dream of sharing it with a friend and immediately feel as if a burden has been lifted from your shoulders, your unconscious may be encouraging you to be more open during your waking hours. Or did you dream of betraying someone’s confidence in your dream and discover that this leads to unhappy or terrible consequences? If you did, your dreaming mind may be urging you to keep an important secret to yourself because there may be terrible repercussions if you revealed what you know.
Symbols of secrets and deception in dreams may be offering you a warning.
If you were cheating or someone cheated at your expense in your dream, this was certainly a warning. For example, if you cheated in a race, in a game or in a relationship in your dream, are you willingly involved in some kind of deception in waking life? If you are, your dream is urging you to mend your ways; on the other hand, the dream may also be suggesting that someone is cheating on you. Any hint of counterfeit goods, fakes or forgery in your dream also suggests that you are not being true to yourself or honest with others in waking life.
If the fake is an antique of some kind, this may be referring to a deceit that happened in the past.
If you are caught cheating or deceiving somebody in your dream, perhaps you are in danger of being... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you have a secret admirer, signifies that you will achieve a rise in social status, without causing resentment among your present circle. You will remain much admired and well-loved.... My Dream Interpretation
In waking life, secret messages or codes are used to convey important information as speedily as possible and to keep secrets from outsiders or enemies. Any dream in which you were sent a code that you could decipher may therefore indicate the need for speed and secrecy when communicating with someone in waking life. If, however, you were unable to understand the code, this suggests that you are finding it impossible to understand someone in real life. The secret message in your dream may also appear in the form of an anagram (a word puzzle in which you rearrange the letters of the original word or phrases).
Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings and polysemy refers to single words that have many meanings. These word-plays are common in dreams. For example, the words ‘tale’ (story) and‘tail’ (backside), or‘navel’ (belly button) or‘naval’ (navy) are examples of homonyms. The word‘suit’ is polysemous as it can mean something you wear, one fourth of a pack of cards or as acceptable (as in‘suits me fine’).
If your dream messages don’t make sense, look for hidden codes. Write the mystery message or word down on a piece of paper and try to see if there are any words that sound the same but mean something different. Can you rearrange the letters to form different words or another phrase? In most cases, if you play around with the words you’ll discover their secrets.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of any secret order, denotes a sensitive and excited organism, and the owner should cultivate practical and unselfish ideas and they may soon have opportunities for honest pleasures, and desired literary distinctions. There is a vision of selfish and designing friendships for one who joins a secret order. Young women should heed the counsel of their guardians, lest they fall into discreditable habits after this dream.
If a young woman meets the head of the order, she should oppose with energy and moral rectitude against allurements that are set brilliantly and prominently before those of her sex.
For her to think her mother has joined the order, and she is using her best efforts to have her mother repudiate her vows, denotes that she will be full of love for her parents, yet will wring their hearts with anguish by thoughtless disobedience.
To see or hear that the leader is dead, foretells severe strains, and trials will eventually end in comparative good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of a secret passageway, indicates hidden power and your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. Something needs to emerge from your unconscious - and when it does, you will discover new opportunities and increase your level of consciousness.... My Dream Interpretation
If you discover a room that has been long forgotten containing fascinating things in your dream, this suggests a neglected part of your life that your dreaming mind is trying to encourage you to reclaim. It is telling you that it is not too late to go back to college, learn a skill and so on. If, however, the room you dream about is a forbidden room, the interpretation depends on what you find behind the door, assuming that you have the courage to enter. In most cases, the images in the room will be frightening, as they reflect insights you find hard to swallow in waking life; by bringing these insights to your attention, your dreaming mind is helping you understand the dynamics involved, helping you face and deal with that which you find frightening in real life.
If you find a new room in your dream, remember that it relates to uncovering new aspects of yourself, either positive or negative. Think about the function of that room.
If it is a bathroom, this refers to bathing, hygiene, elimination and cleansing.
If it is a bedroom it suggests rest and intimacy, whilst if it is a dining room, it suggests feeding yourself and interacting with others.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a secret society represent power, mystery, and that you are being initiated into deeper realms of your infinite nature. This dream may be cautioning you to be mindful of how you use your personal power. Also, you are being cautioned to be responsible of your part in the collective power that is generated when you participate with a zealous group of individuals. See Brotherhood and Ceremony.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Keeping a secret; Scribe; Secretary of state; Tailor; Vice-regent; Writer) In a dream, a secretary represents someone who is acquainted with the ins-and-outs of a business, or a woman who is aware of the private life of her employer, or she could be his wife or his mistress.
(Also see Keeping a secret)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: A secretary in a man’s dream usually expresses his desire for an erotic relationship with his real secretary. In other dreams, the secretary represents an area in your life that, while important, plays a secondary role.
To find out more about the dream, observe what the secretary is doing.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dreamed of being a secretary, it is an indication that you are in bondage to habits which are holding you back; a dream of engaging a secretary is a sign of improving status.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Helpful, efficient side of self. May reflect an overload of work or lack of organization; you need a secretary, the ability to identify priorities and accomplish what needs to be done.... The Dream Books Symbols
Vision: if somebody is telling you a secret: it’s a good sign, promising a new relationship or a new friend. Betraying a secret, however, will bring shame and misfortune.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about secrets refers to something you know but won’t admit, because you are still in denial. This dream is a clear indication of self-deception. Lift the veil of secrecy— the sooner the better!... Dreamers Dictionary