Dream Interpretation Teacher | Dream Meanings
Teaching is the art of communicating knowledge, experience, skill, and wisdom to another. Teaching, or offering instruction of any kind, can manifest through parental guidance, business apprenticeship, or by inspired instruction in ethics or kindness.
If this archetype appears in your dreams, it can suggest that others seek you out for the richness of your experience or that you need to seek out someone or something to teach you the ropes. The shadow teacher manifests as a desire to manipulate or abuse those you are instructing, and to be more concerned with recognition than with imparting knowledge.
If you dream of a teacher, tutor or lecturer you know or don’t know but who treats you kindly and with respect, it may mean that you are in need of guidance, advice or knowledge. Sometimes the subject with which the teacher in your dream is associated may be a clue as to why they have entered your slumber. Teachers are authority figures that have power over children so your dreaming mind may also have summoned a teacher into your dream to represent your boss or even yourself, if you are in charge of others.
If you dreamed of a teacher who was an overbearing bully, is this referring to aspects of yourself or someone you know?
One who shows the way. All beings are teachers, how to or not to do something. Pay attention to inner or higher teacher in order to make life simpler. You are awakened to insight by own receptivity; although all people are teachers, and a few are especially influential along your path, remember to be your own guru.
A dream of being a teacher is telling you that, if you want to avoid unpleasant repercussions, you must control your tendency to “hunt with the hounds and run with the hare.
Otherwise, see under Learn.
(See School Teacher).
The figure of the teacher is very important. It represents the values of knowledge, experience, and wisdom. This dream, however, can have many nuances. For example, if you are a strict school teacher, inclined to punish students, it is a sign that you lack security. The cause may be from a latent inferiority complex that is balanced out by a controlling and dictatorial attitude. In most cases, having a dream of this kind does not speak well of your maturity.
If the teacher is a serious, formal, scholarly person, it means that you are at a formative stage of intellectual development.
If the teacher inspires respect and admiration (a father figure), the dream expresses emotional maturity and stability. (See GRANDPARENTS, ACADEMY, AUTHORITY, LIBRARY, and HERMIT)
The meaning of this dream depends on your own experiences with teachers or teaching and, of course, the circumstances in your dream.
The dream could be addressing your issues with authority and approval. Also, you may have a need for guidance and new learning. See Also: School
also see Education and School
1- For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something which has to be resolved through dreams in later vears.
2- When we are looking for guidance, the Animus/Anima (see Introduction) can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
3- A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come’. Often, that teacher will not appear as a Wise Old Man (See Introduction) or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of the dreamer’s understanding.
To dream of being a teacher is about attitudes and feelings about authority, a projection of status on someone else, mastery and authority of a particular school of thought.
If you dream of being the teacher, consider whether or not you feel adequate for the job, frustrated, or joyous.
If you dream that the teacher is someone other than yourself, then you are projecting what you already know onto them, and/or projecting your power outside of self. Keep in mind that you cannot be taught something you don’t already know.
To dream that you are a teacher indicates a desire to rule others.
If you see or talk to a teacher you are in need of practical advice.
1. A need or desire to control passion.
2. Lessons need to be learned.
If the dreamer is Teaching, an invitation to a solemn occasion is portended; if being taught, anger about a trifling slight will vex you.
To see your teacher (past or present) in a dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and ready to learn by example or from a past experience. Consider your own personal experiences with that particular teacher. Alternatively, it may relate to issues with authority and seeking approval. You may going through a situation in your waking life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test.
If you dreamed of a dangerous or evil teacher, or just an incompetent one, you may be getting bad advice from someone close to you.
If you were the teacher, see “Teaching”, below.
Functioning as an emotional aid. Points to the times when you were in school.
The teacher is an archetypal figure of authority. Bad conscience, often connected to sensuality. Teachers are almost always the leaders that guide us into adulthood. This may also be an initiation dream.
The inner guide teaching about maturity and self-discipline. On the other hand, there may be the tendency to preach to oneself and to others.
(Bucket; Grammar teacher; Language teacher) In a dream, a teacher represents a strong person who does people favors and particularly those who learn at his hand unless ifhe takes monetary compensation for his work in the dream.
An elementary school teacher in a dream represents a commander, a judge, a scholar, or a trainer.
A grammar teacher and a language teacher in a dream represents honor, dignity, exalted rank, helping others, having important connections with people in authority, scholars, or he could represent understanding, clarity of speech, easy life, profits, marriage, children, or parents.
A teacher in a dream also represents a bird hunter who presides over the affairs of ignorant people.
(Also see Educator; Engraver; Grammarian; Language; Writer)
Symbol: A teacher in a man’s dream represents his father.
Vision: If a man dreams about a female teacher, it means he has a repressed, sadistic streak—the craving to physically punish, even brutalize others. Seeing a teacher is a warning about thoughdess and frivolous behavior. Talking with a teacher: it is not only the best but also right time to solve long neg-lected problems.
If you are the teacher, it means you think you know everything better than anybody else and have a tendency to lecture other people. See Exam, Test.
Depth Psychology: The teacher is usually your inner guide who is standing by with helpful advice.
The teacher reminds you that life is a continuous test and challenge.
The dream is also addressing your self-doubt, challenging you to trust yourself. See Steering Wheel.
Because we spend so much time in school, teachers in dreams can represent many different aspects of the human experience. In general, teachers represent authority. Perhaps the situation we find ourselves in at the moment is a “learning experience.”
To dream of a current or past teacher is an indication that you need some help and advice regarding a waking life situation. Your life has recently changed, and you need someone to talk with. Conversely, the teacher may be your subconscious seeking to remind you about past lessons. Consider what in your life has changed, and who you see as an authority figure or teacher.
A spiritual teacher usually appears either in dreams or in person when the individual is ready to progress. There is a saying in the hindu religion, ‘when the chela (pupil) is ready, the teacher will come.’ Often that teacher will not appear as a wise old man or woman, but as a person appropriate to the level of our understanding. Consult the entries for education, school and authority figures in people, as well as the information on animus, anima and wise old man in archetypes in the introduction.
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are looking for guidance, the animus / anima can present itself in dreams as a teacher. Often the figure will be that of a headmaster or headmistress (someone who ‘knows better’).
If we dream of ourselves as a teacher we will need to look at what information we have that should be passed on.
Material aspects: For many people, a teacher is the first figure of authority they meet outside the family. That person has a profound effect on the child and the teacher is often dreamt about in later years. Teachers can also generate conflict if their expressed views are very different to those learnt by the child at home. This may be something that has to be resolved through dreams in later years.
Anyone who is used to teach the lesson one who needs to learn; research the name
A teacher in a dream is part archetype and part character aspect.
The teacher is the one with the knowledge, and to dream of one is to be tapping into the part of you that knows.
If the teacher is someone known to you, add the element of that person’s personal qualities to your interpretation.
The less you know of the teacher in a dream, the more you may be experiencing wisdom at an archetypal level. No matter how the teacher appears, consider that there may be something for you to learn. Learning occurs by accumulating small amounts of data that build upon each other. Teachers know what piece of information needs to be added next in order for learning to take place.
A figure of authority, the teacher is the one person at school who knows what the lesson plan is. Teachers have both the questions and the answers. Not only do they control what happens in the classroom, but they also know why things are ordered in a particular way. Each of our teachers presents us with the specific information needed to master a particular level of our functioning. Any teacher in a dream represents the part of you that understands this concept of step-by-step mastery and provides the mental environment in which learning occurs, or is blocked. There is great patience built into this process, even though many of your teachers in life may have lacked this quality. When a teacher appears in your dream, examine the person as a character aspect of yourself.
The teacher’s behavior toward you in the dream and your resulting feelings will offer insight as to how well your inner guidance system is operating and to what degree you are showing yourself patience with the pace of your growth.
A kindly teacher will result in a very different interpretation from one who is abusive or frightening.
Symbolic of authority, Ex. 18:20
Relationship with authority figure; learning situations; something to learn or teach.