What does it mean to see an stage driver in a dream?

Stage Driver Dream Meaning: From 1 Different Sources


To dream of a stage driver, signifies you will go on a strange journey in quest of fortune and happiness.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Stage Driver | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Stage Driver

70 dream symbols found for this dream.

Actor, Actress On Stage

Vision: Seeing an actor: you will meet an intriguing person who will encourage you to take chances. Dreaming about playing the role of a person completely different from the way you are in real life: your behavior is in conflict with who you are and this “betrayal” is not good for your self-image. See Film, Movie. Depth Psychology: Do you need more attention? Are you too ambitious?Neither objective can be achieved through your present conduct. Are you playing games with others—or yourself? To what end? See Stage. ... actor, actress on stage dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Backstage

Symbolic of helping behind the scenes ... backstage dream meaning

Christian Dream Symbols

Backstage

To dream of being backstage is notifying you of your ability to understand the truth. The power to change a situation is actually well within your reach. There are certain aspects of your life that will bring you knowledge and help you in moving toward greater success. Be more aware in your daily life of signs and opportunities. ... backstage dream meaning

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Backstage

To dream that you are backstage, reflects your introverted personality. This dream may indicate your need to be more confident and self-assured. ... backstage dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Backstage

1. Behind the scenes;2. Giving Christ the glory. 1Pet. 3:4... backstage dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Bus Driver

To dream of seeing a bus driver represents your ability to take control yet work together with others as a team. It could also mean that you are confused as to which path to take in order to reach your goals. You cannot seem to get ahead in life. To dream that you are a bus driver implies that you have chosen the correct path to achieve your goals, and you are reaching them fairly rapidly. Try to slow down a little and don’t be too aggressive. In particular, if you are a school bus driver in the dream, this could mean that you will reach your objectives faster if you use experience and wisdom to guide you. Perhaps you have achieved a higher level of self-discovery. ... bus driver dream meaning

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Bus Driver

To see a bus driver in your dream, indicates leadership in some group idea or plan. Things will go well if everyone cooperates. Alternatively, this dream may suggest that you are going around in circles. To dream that you are a bus driver, suggests that you will advance rapidly in life through learning and gaining knowledge. ... bus driver dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Bus Driver

Dreams of bus drivers or fare collectors symbolize the part of yourself that is concerned with paying your way or how you give authority in a group situation. ... bus driver dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Camel Driver

In a dream, a camel driver represents a manager, a guide, a sailor, the captain of the ship, travels, or death of a sick person. ... camel driver dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Driver

(Animal driver; Grooming; Tending; Stableman) An animal driver in a dream represents a leader, a president of a group or corporations or a wealthy person. In general, seeing a groomer, an attendant, a driver or a stableman in a dream denotes a bad dream and implies impetuousness, a pimp, a procurer, a pander, an officiant, an adulterer, or one who drives a chained male animal to copulate with a female animal. (Also see Copulation)... driver dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Driver

(Transportation) In a dream, a driver signifies travels, a marketplace, a carrier, or driving toward good or evil for one who is intending that. (Also see Car; Carrier)... driver dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Driver

If the person that drives the car is the sleeper herself it is a sign of sorrow and disappointments. If, in contrast, someone else drives it, there is the possibility to live an intense love affair. ... driver dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Driver

1. The one in control of ministry or marriage, or l business;2. If you are in the passenger seat and someone unknown is driving, it means God is driving3. The wrong direction means wrong spirit; Kings 9:20; Ps. 51:10. ... driver dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Driver’s License

1. Identity. 2. Mobility, independence. 3. Achieving a new level of growth, dignity. ... driver’s license dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Driver’s License

Symbolizes identity. You have been recognized as mature enough to become a Leader. You can move freely (symbol of freedom). Loss of driver’s license, loss of identity, immaturity. Searching for the driver’s license, searching for one’s identity. ... driver’s license dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Driver’s License

Losing your driver’s license in your dreams may comment that you have lost your true identity. It may also signify a loss of freedom to move toward your own goals and destination in life. Your own driver’s license appearing in your dream may comment that you are having an identity crisis. Finding someone else’s driver’s license may suggest that his or her true identity has been revealed to you. ... driver’s license dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Driver’s License

To dream about your driver’s license suggests that you are facing some kind of identity crisis. If you lose your driver’s license in your dream, you have lost your true identity. Perhaps you have lost the independence or will to pursue your goals. Also see “Driving Test”, below. ... driver’s license dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Driver’s License

A driver’s license, I. D. , or other form of identification can represent: The idea of being official, approved, or validated by an authority. Your identity or the way you think of yourself. Permission to participate in or access a particular experience. Misplacing your driver’s license can represent a feeling or fear of: not being permitted or “officially approved”; a loss of identity; losing or being denied the ability to make progress in your life (represented in the dream by not being allowed to drive). Your driver’s license being taken away by authorities can represent an issue relating to responsibility, authority, rules, or societal norms.

See also: License; Driving; Wallet... driver’s license dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

Hostage

Forced to put aside one’s own free will and desire in order to appease another; see “bound”... hostage dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Hostage

1. Feelings of a loss of control, powerlessness in life. 2. Lack of mobility. ... hostage dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Hostage

(Pawn; Deposit) If one sees himself as a hostage in a dream, it means that he has earned himself an accumulation of sins that made him a pawn for repayment of his debts. Ifone sees himself holding someone as a guarantee for a promise, or keeping him as a pawn until his demands are met in a dream, it means that he is veering toward injustice. A hostage in a dream also represents mistakes, errors, exposing people’s private life, divulging people’s secrets, slander, or a debt that keeps the person subject to constant harassment. Being a hostage in a dream also means adversities, trials, or falling in love with someone, whereby, one’s heart becomes a hostage of his beloved. (Also see Enemy; Enmity)... hostage dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

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. ... hostage dream meaning

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Hostage

A hostage is a person held as security. Spiritually, therefore, this has the same connotation as kidnap since it would constitute a crime against the right of the individual. Hostages held for religious reasons in dreams suggest that we are unsure of our own beliefs. ... hostage dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hostage

Psychological / emotional perspective: An emotional hostage is that part of us that in dreams recognizes that it has had the ability to think and feel for ourselves taken away, either through trauma or neglect. ... hostage dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hostage

Material aspects: In dreams, to find ourselves taken as hostage suggests that we have put ourselves in the position of being a victim and do not feel that we are able to resist. There may be a higher purpose at stake rather than just our own freedom. Consult the entries for abduct, hijack, kidnap and victim for further information. ... hostage dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hostage

If you dream of being a hostage, you are feeling victimized and powerlessness in some real-life situation. You may also be feeling limited in your choices. ... hostage dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Hostage

Rejected or imprisoned part of self. ... hostage dream meaning

The Dream Books Symbols

Hostage

Being taken hostage can represent a feeling or fear of: Someone trying to control, coerce, manipulate, or deprive you of free will (physically, emotionally, or mentally). An authority in your real life (a person, organization, habit, pattern, limiting belief, etc. ) that has power over you or that feels overbearing or oppressive.

See also: Abduction; Taking From; Attacked, Being; Attacking; Restrained... hostage dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

Hostage

1. An area in your life not conforming to God;2. Bondage; Jer. 31:11; Matt. 20:38. ... hostage dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Kidnapped And Taken Hostage

If kidnapping features in your dream, this may suggest the desire to dominate or be dominated by another person. If you are the victim but don’t feel afraid, this could lend a sexual connotation to your dream. If you are held hostage in a dream, this could indicate that you feel someone has a hold on you, or that you are subject to some influence that prevents you from doing what you need to do. Hostage-takers often make demands for money, personal recognition and so on. Is there someone in your waking life who is placing unnecessary demands upon you, or making you feel guilty? In some hostage dreams, as in real life, a rapport develops between the victim and the hostage-taker; if this is the case, it could indicate a love-hate relationship in your waking life. Finally, might this kind of dream not also suggest that you are held hostage, not by a person, but by your fears?See also CHANGE AND CONFLICT; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS. ... kidnapped and taken hostage dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Mule Driver

(Muleteer) A muleteer in a dream represents a policeman, a sheriff, a businessman, or business success. (Also see Carrier)... mule driver dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Mule Driver / Mules

interpreted upon 7 sides: travel, barren woman, long lifetime & arrival / adulthood, victory, beauty, knowledge, foolish man. And whoever rides the (male or female) Mule, the vision is potentially indicative [of such] if he was a Jurist [responsible] toward the appointment of the judicial authorities. ... mule driver / mules dream meaning

Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

Performing On Stage

Life can often feel like a performance. In this way, dreaming of this image indicates that your unconscious is expressing a sense of your current life as being under public scrutiny. This is a common recurring dream, signifying the dreamer’s sense of feeling exposed or a fear of performing up to standards. The subtlety here is in whether you are on stage because of heightened vulnerability or because you are hiding your true feelings by “acting” your way through an experience. By considering the timing of the dream with regard to current situations in your life, you can discover your true sense of preparedness for what is being thrown at you at the time of the dream. By examining this thoroughly, you can assess whether this dream means you are feeling incompetent to face a challenge in life or if you are feeling prepared to perform at your peak capability. A highly stylized performance could indicate inauthenticity in some area. Conversely, it could connect to a powerful sense of creative originality. Forgetting your lines may represent your discomfort in some role or false persona you are putting on for the approval of others. Life is often like a performance. How you feel about this dream reveals how you feel about how well you are performing at this moment in time. ... performing on stage dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Performing On Stage

Universal Landscape: Visibility in life; public exposure. Dreaming Lens: Were you prepared for your role or not? How were you attired? At what level of success did you perform? Did you know the audience or were they strangers? What was their response? Was it familiar territory or a strange or odd setting? Is this a recurring dream or a single occurrence?Personal Focus: Art imitates life and the theater has always been a metaphor for the unfolding drama of our everyday experience. In fact, dramatic structure replicates the process of conscious awareness on stage just as it happens on the personal level. First, there is an inciting incident that causes a crisis, which plays out in the story that is being told. After a climactic confrontation, the crisis resolves itself through an organic change in the psyche of the hero of the story. The catharsis that results alters both reality and the perception of reality for all involved. Life can often feel like a performance. In this way, dreaming of this image indicates that your unconscious is expressing a sense of your current life as being under public scrutiny. This is a common recurring dream, signifying the dreamer’s sense of feeling exposed or fear of performing up to standards. The subtlety here is in whether you are on stage because of heightened vulnerability or because you are hiding your true feelings by “acting” your way through an experience. By considering the timing of the dream with regard to current situations in your life, you can discover your true sense of preparedness for what is being thrown at you at the time of this dream. By examining this thoroughly, you can assess whether this dream means you are feeling incompetent to face a challenge in life, or if you are feeling prepared to perform at peak capabilities. A highly stylized performance could indicate inauthenticity in some area. Conversely, it could connect to a powerful sense of creative originality. Forgetting your lines may represent your discomfort in some role or false persona you are putting on for the approval of others. Life is often like a performance. How you feel about this dream reveals how you feel about how well you are performing at this moment in time. ... performing on stage dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

Postage

To dream of postage stamps, denotes system and remuneration in business. If you try to use cancelled stamps, you will fall into disrepute. To receive stamps, signifies a rapid rise to distinction. To see torn stamps, denotes that there are obstacles in your way. ... postage dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Postage

1. Validated, important communications, usually from one part of self or level of consciousness to the next. 2. External guidance, often of a spiritual nature. ... postage dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Postage Stamp

A postage stamp put on a letter may point to the cost or value of the message sent or received in a dream. It may represent the payment of dues. ... postage stamp dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Postage Stamp

1. Seal;2. Authority; Esther 8:8. ... postage stamp dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Postage Stamps

It is a sign of remunerative activities to dream of collecting postage stamps as a hobby. ... postage stamps dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book

Racing Driver

1. Fast life; Prov. 19:2. ... racing driver dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Relationship Dreams At Different Stages Of Your Life

Dreams about relationships are extremely common. This is because the health and survival of your relationships is a primary goal for your unconscious; in your dreams it constantly reviews your relationship options, mulls things over and tries to identify what went wrong and how to do things better. It may also give you a glimpse of how different things might be if you married someone else, had an affair or got divorced. Although the following dreams can occur at any stage of your life, you may find that the focus of your relationship dreams shifts during your lifespan. In your teenage years, dream scenarios in which you are suddenly thrown together with someone to whom you are attracted are very common. The goal of the dream is to help you determine if someone is or is not interested in you in waking life. By the mid-twenties, however, relationship dreams move beyond initial attraction and begin to explore who is or is not right for us. This is the time when strangers, celebrities and friends tend to appear as dream lovers and partners. You may find the images shocking but it is important to bear in mind that the images are unlikely to represent the real person and more likely to represent qualities that you are evaluating. During your thirties and forties, romantic dreams focus on explanations for why relationships may have disappointed in the past and offer dreams that can show you what to go after or avoid in the future. Dreams in which your current partner or lover is unfaithful are extremely common at this time; it is as if your dreaming mind is urging you to pay attention to your relationship, and secure or safeguard what you have. During your fifties and sixties, dreams shift their focus onto things you have learned to value in your life. Past and present partners become shorthand symbols for the quality or experience you had with them. For example, your first lover represents passion and excitement or the partner who was unfaithful represents someone who cannot be trusted. Although you may dream of people from your past, your dreaming mind is using them as symbols to refer to your current relationships. From your seventies onwards, dreams are more likely to zoom in on the very nature of love itself to help you gain a deeper understanding of love and affairs of the heart. ... relationship dreams at different stages of your life dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Screwdriver

1. Need to assemble something firmly (see “screw”). 2. Need to assist someone in solving their problems, i. E. , Help someone who is “screwed up. ” ... screwdriver dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Screwdriver

To see a screwdriver in your dream indicates that you are having difficulties holding some relationship together. If the screwdriver was held by a person you know in real life, you may feel like they are “all screwed up” or “screwing with you” (deceiving you in some way). ... screwdriver dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Slave-driver

One who profits from the suffering and deprivation of others under their control... slave-driver dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Stage

Used for exaltation... stage dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Stage

1. One does not feel connected with one’s true self. 2. Someone is being deceptive. 3. In a sense, life is more performance than substance. 4. One needs to be the center of attention. 5. Everyone else is playing a role too (“all the world’s a stage”). ... stage dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Stage

Points to an important position at work or position in life. A desire to be more in the limelight, as in Arena. Are you outgoing? Do you share of yourself? What role have you played, or what mask have you been hiding behind? What piece have you forgotten?... stage dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Stage

also see Theatre1- I’o be on stage in a dream is to be making oneself visible. An open-air stage suggests communication with the masses rather than a selected audience. A moving stage signifies the need to keep moving, even while performing a role. If we are members of the audience we need to be aware of the plot of the play and how it mav be relevant to us. 1- To be at a stage (of development, for instance) is to be cognisant of what one knows, but also what one docs not. If a project or an idea reaches a certain stage, we can envisage the potential for success. 2- Spiritually a stage is a representation of our own life play. We are able to observe and be objective about what is going on. By externalising the ‘play’ into a framework we can manipulate our lives. ... stage dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Stage

Being onstage may mention that you are performing in life and may not be expressing your authentic nat’ire. It may also represent the stage on which we play out our life dramas and comedies. It may point to the need for self-reflecrion. ... stage dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Stage

(See Play, Actor, Dancing, Singer). A dream of a stage set for the rising of the curtain predicts that you will have an experience of unusual importance to your sweetheart and one which will require you to make a lengthy explanation. If there is any action at all upon the stage, the dream must be interpreted by referring to one of the heading? indicated above. ... stage dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book

Stage

Vision: Being on stage: do you want to be successful on the job without working for it? Seeing other people on stage: you are envious and don’t want to admit it! Take a good look at yourself: are you really honest and forthright—with yourself and others?Depth Psychology: A stage might indicate that you want more respect; or you are recognizing your desires, interests, and hopes as a “stage of your life. ” Do you want more attention—do you want to be in the limelight? Is there a drama in progress on stage? See Actor. ... stage dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Stage

To dream that you are on a stage symbolizes how you influence others through your actions and performances. This is how you relate to other people. Perhaps you require being the focus of everyone’s consideration. Pay attention to your actions on the stage. This can also have significant meaning. To dream that you are on a side stage implies that you are a passive person. You should be more assertive and outgoing. ... stage dream meaning

Dream Symbols and Analysis

Stage

All the world is a stage and we are all actors playing a part. The trick to figuring out this dream is to try to find the symbology that will point to your ‘performance in life’ and then you will be able to correlate the stage with any items you see on it and the actions of the actors as they role play in order to receive the intended message. ... stage dream meaning

Encyclopedia of Dreams

Stage

If you dream of speaking or performing on a stage, then you have a desire to express yourself, take a stand for something, display your talents, and to be noticed and appreciated for your unique contribution to life. Also, dreams of a stage signify your awareness of the roles you play and the particular scene that you are acting out in the drama of your life, or are willing to express yourself publicly. See Play. ... stage dream meaning

Strangest Dream Explanations

Stage

See theatre... stage dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Stage

If you dream of being onstage, you crave more attention and drama in your life. Good times are coming, but you will have to work hard to get there. Also see “Backstage. ”... stage dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation

Stage

Activated program. ... stage dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

Stage

See Theater. ... stage dream meaning

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Stage

The stage of life. How you present or show yourself to others; beliefs, attitudes, behavior. Roles may change at any time. Your present performance. See Actor. ... stage dream meaning

The Dream Books Symbols

Stage

A stage is a structure for presentation. As a symbol in a dream, the stage suggests a moment in your life when you either desire to or are being required to present a certain idea, concept, or new direction in your life in a very public way. Because what is presented on a stage is a manufactured reality, this image in a dream may be asking you to consider how authentic you are being in your life right now. ... stage dream meaning

Complete Dictionary of Dreams

Stage

To be on stage in your dream suggests a desire to become more visible. If the stage is open air, this suggests communication with a large audience, not just a selected few. If the stage is moving, this indicates your desire to keep moving, even when acting a role. Carl Jung once wrote, ‘The whole dream-work is essentially subjective, and a dream is a theatre in which the dreamer is himself the scene, the player, the prompter, the producer, the author, the public, and the critic. ’ In other words, dreams are themselves like a theatre in which your problems, hopes and fears are acted out by characters generated by your imagination. To dream of a theatre is therefore like a dream within a dream. If you dream of watching or acting a play, pantomime or circus, consider what aspects of your personality each character represents. Do these characters raise the curtain on some of your most poignant questions and experiences in life?This dream is showing you your life, the way you behave and the way you present yourself to others from a new perspective. The scenes being played out are typically ones that are being played out at present; they are experimenting or exploring an idea, relationship or situation. For example, if you watched members of your family or a group of friends performing a play, your unconscious may be telling you that in waking life they may be deceiving you in some way or not revealing their true feelings. If the stage was empty, your unconscious may be referring to the lack of creativity in your waking life and the need for more color, variety and stimulation. A curious superstition claims that if you dream you cut new teeth, it is a sign that you will hear of the birth of a child who will do great things in theatre. ... stage dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Stage

lucky numbers: 24-31-34-40-47-50applying greasepaint: deceit with the best of intentions, to entertain. audition, being at an: the rehearsal for an interview. being on a: disappointment in projects begun for early exposure. prompted: are not sure of your words, actions or exits. thrown out of a, door: wil have pains in the heart over missed opportunity. building a: wil mourn over the loss of relatives. coach, driving a: your adventures have become wild and wooly. being a passenger on a: wil be stirred from innocence to pursue a love affair. family name on the: wil be nominated for a leadership position. floor of a, the: have been searching the pleasures of love for free. of a: remarkable events in which you are on show. performing on: are concerned with how you appear to others. sitting in a box near the: endure terrible pangs of jealousy to be the center of attention. ... stage dream meaning

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days

Stage (theater)

1. In the public eye;2. Success;3. Given a public profile (in the arena/under the spotlight);4. Façade (being staged)... stage (theater) dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Stage Driver

To dream of a stage driver, signifies you will go on a strange journey in quest of fortune and happiness. ... stage driver dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Stage Or Screen

A setting where life events take place, or a context for the action in the dream. Watching events on a stage can represent feeling that you’re a passive observer rather than a participant in some aspect of your life. Being on stage can represent a feeling of self-consciousness, being observed, or feeling especially concerned about others’ opinions about you.

See also: Theater; Audience; Curtain; Arena or Auditorium; TV, Being On; Show or Movie; Performing... stage or screen dream meaning

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary

Stages Of Life

In his 1930 essay ‘Stages of Life’, Jung postulated four stages of life— childhood, youth, middle age and old age—based on his own clinical observations. He viewed youth as a period of expanding consciousness, middle age as a period of questioning long-held convictions, and old age as a period of increased introspection and preoccupation with self-evaluation. According to Jung, dreams are important tools of self-discovery for you, whatever your age or life stage. This is because in every stage of your life you will face many challenges: emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical. These challenges can trigger fascinating dreams, some of which can help you to meet those challenges and pass on to the next phase of your development. Jung believed that what prevents people from becoming independent, fulfilled and ultimately happy is their refusal to open themselves to change or to new and unfamiliar experiences that potentially threaten their sense of self. His approach to finding balance in every stage of life was through the analysis of dreams and a process he called ‘individuation’. Dreams are a powerful tool for self-discovery and individuation is a self-analysis, a self-discovery, a way of analysing your own reactions and responses at every life stage so you can discover what truths lie underneath your conscious and egocentric personality. In this chapter you will explore dreams that are believed to be typical of distinct life stages; some dream analysts refer to them as ‘developmental dreams’. This is because they seem particularly to reflect the typical stresses, questions and issues you may face at specific times in your life. This makes sense as you would expect the dreams you had when you were fifteen to reflect the concerns of your life as a teenager, just as you would expect the dreams you have now to have evolved into a mirror of your current situation and age group. Bear in mind, however, that how the stresses and challenges of your current life stage is represented in the dream world depends upon your personal circumstances, your sleep patterns and your ability to remember your dreams. Bear in mind, too, that it is possible to have any one of these dreams even if you don’t fit the life-stage profile that coincides with it. Dreams of death will also be explored in this chapter, as death is the final stage or change that comes to us all. Although dreams of death may explore your feelings about death or represent potential you may have missed or not expressed in general, dream analysts believe that such dreams represent the ending of one phase so a new one can begin. They reveal forthcoming finalities such as the end of a relationship or career and should not be interpreted literally. Because in the past we were terrified at the idea of death, it also represents upheaval, calamity and the sense that things will never be the same again. It was something that could only be endured but never be understood. Today, as our attitudes towards death have changed, death in a dream represents a challenge that cannot be avoided and which must be confronted if progress is to be made in waking life. The message is that some approach or attitude to life needs to be changed or adjusted; if you can find the courage to make that adjustment successfully, there can be a fresh start or a new beginning. For dreams concerning childhood, see BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD. See also LOSS AND FRUSTRATION; NIGHTMARES; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS. ... stages of life dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

The Four Stages Of Sleep

‘Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. ’
Virginia Woolf
Perhaps the best way to understand sleep and dreams is to understand the brain. At the very start of the twentieth century it was found that the brain gave off electrical impulses, and by the 1920s scientists could measure brain waves. To obtain these readings, electrodes were attached to various parts of the head, the impulses being transformed onto electroencephalograms (EECs) on computer screens. It seems that once you settle down to bed, your brain and body undergo radical changes from their waking state. The difference between being asleep and being awake is loss of conscious awareness, and once you start to doze, dream researchers believe you progress through four stages of sleep. These form the basis of a cycle that repeats up to four or five times every eight hours of sleep. During the first stage, your body and mind become relaxed. Heart and breathing rate slow down, blood pressure lowers, body temperature drops slightly and eyes roll from side to side. You are neither fully conscious, nor fully unconscious, and could easily awake if disturbed. This stage of gradually falling asleep is also called the hypnagogic state (the hypnopompic state is a similar state when you are just waking up) and you may experience hallucinations that float before your eyes. In stage two, breathing and heart rate become even slower, eyes continue to roll and you become more and more unaware of the noises of the outside world. It isn’t until the third stage of sleep, however, that you are sleeping soundly and it would be difficult to wake you. Finally, you enter a deep sleep state known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) when your brain is released from the demands of the conscious mind. It will now be quite hard to wake you and, although you may sleepwalk or have night terrors, you will rarely be able to remember them. This slow-wave sleep cycle lasts about ninety minutes. At the end of stage four, you move back through stages three and two and one, at which point you enter a phase called rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep. ... the four stages of sleep dream meaning

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