To dream of anthropology symbolizes that you are relating to yourself from the perspective of your history and mythology, with a desire to understand yourself and those around you. Alternatively, your dream may be showing you that you are stuck in the past and that your most relevant and valuable access to wisdom resides in the present moment.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Anthropology has contributed considerably to the cross-cultural understanding of dreams. The earliest anthropological research on dreams, which dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, considered the dream beliefs and practices of other cultures as evidence of their savagery, in contrast to modern Western civilization’s relative disinterest in dreams. The only area of investigation where dreams played a significant role was psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysis had a tendency to portray dreams as primitive and childish, thus reinforcing the dominant negative image of dreams. With the spread of psychoanalytic theories, various anthropologists tried to prove the accuracy of Sigmund Freud’s ideas about dreams by analyzing of dream experiences of non-Western people.
Some anthropologists, such as Kilton Stew- art, provided romantic idealizations of dream practices in non-Western cultures. According to Stewart, the Senoi of Malaysia reportedly lived a trouble-free life based on their reverence for dreams. Stewart, who lived with the Senoi in 1935, wrote that “the absence of violent crime, armed conflict, and mental and physical diseases ... can only be explained on the basis of institutions which produce a high state of psychological integration and emotional maturity, along with social skills and attitudes that promote creative rather than destructive interpersonal relations” (Stewart, p. 160—see Sources). According to Stewart’s study, the collective life of the Senoi centered around a complex dream psychology that served to integrate the community. However, his theory was soon seriously challenged, and anthropological research on dreams lost credibility.
Anthropologists have long been interested in cross-cultural experiences of dreaming and interpretations of dreams, concentrating especially on the latter interest, rather than focusing on the dream as an experience. With the publication of Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations (1987), edited by Barbara Ted- lock, anthropology emerged as a major field of dream research with important insights to con- tribute to the modern study of dreams.
According to the authors of Dreaming, which is a collection of essays based on fieldwork con- ducted among various peoples of Central and South America, the culture to which the individual belongs largely determines the social context in which the dream is narrated and how it is interpreted. Dreaming experience also reflects important beliefs about reality, death, the soul, and the boundaries between self and others. Thus, to achieve a good understanding of dream experiences of other groups, it is fundamental to fully understand their culture through the study of their language, their social institutions, and their psychological, philosophical, and religious beliefs.
Tedlock’s anthropological research indicates that many other cultures draw lines between more and less meaningful dreams. Also, as one might anticipate, in many non-Western cultures dream- ing has religious meaning, in that dreams reflect a culture’s spiritual beliefs, and may even create new religious imagery that can influence the individual’s as well as the whole society’s religious orientation.
Having arthritis in a dream may indicate that you lack the desire or ability to move forward with your purpose or cannot act on your dreams for fulfillment.
The inflamed joints associated with arthntis may suggest an aggravation that is crippling an individual’s ability to act. Arthritis may also appear as a sign of a possible illness, which may need to be medically treated.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Dreams of arthritis symbolize that you are having difficulty asking for what you really want, that you are resisting reaching for your dreams and that you may be feeling undeserving of your aspirations.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A bathroom or hot bath symbolizes grief caused by women. But since a person normally spends very little of his time in the bathroom it means his grief with be short-lived.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Judging by all of the e-mail that I receive, dreaming about bathrooms seems to be common. They are most valuable in our daily life. In our dreams bathrooms may be equally valuable symbols. They suggest that there is a need for emotional and psychological cleansing. You may need to get rid of emotional and psychological baggage.
It is difficult to be carefree and happy when old issues keep bringing you down.
The bathroom is a good dream symbol. Consider all of the details in your dream. Make an effort to cleanse mind and spirit by putting useless thoughts and feeling behind you! See also: House... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The bathroom in a dream is the place where you release emotions and information that have been processed over a period of time. Being in a public rest room where there are no stalls on the doors may signify frustration about getting enough privacy, or difficulties in letting go.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream that you are in the bathroom, you may be due for a period of self-renewal. It’s time to get rid of some burdens or emotions that are weighing you down. Also see “Toilet”... My Dream Interpretation
A bathroom represents the consciousness of individuation and privacy.
It is the room where we get to shut the door and be with ourselves in total intimacy.
It is also a symbol of freeing ourselves of waste and toxins. Many dreams that feature a bathroom find us searching for one. Such a dream is about searching for the freedom to be our authentic self, often with the caveat of reaching that authenticity by releasing that which no longer serves us or is detrimental if we continue to hold on, such as resentment or other poisonous thoughts.
A bathroom inside a home connects with personal issues, whereas one that is more public is revealing information about your outside interactions.
A toilet is located in a bathroom. As such, it can relate to relieving yourself of the “shit” in your life that you no longer need.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are in the bathroom relates to your instinctual urges. You may be experiencing some sort of burdensome feelings and need to‘relieve yourself’. Alternatively, it may symbolize purification and self-renewal; you need to cleanse yourself, both emotionally and psychologically. To dream that you cannot find the bathroom signifies that you are having difficulties in releasing and expressing your emotions. You may also have overcommitted yourself and are neglecting your own needs. Plumbing problems in your dream bathroom may reflect trouble in processing your feelings. Do you feel swamped right now? Flooding in the bathroom suggests emotions that are both out of control and out of character.... The Element Encyclopedia
Seeing the carriers of the Divine Throne of God Almighty in a dream represents glory, integrity, might, unity, affection, concord and the company of the good ones. Seeing them in a dream confirms one’s true faith, belief and his nearness from the King’s intimate ones.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The fast-food chain that specializes in soft- serve desserts may be visited in a dream to fulfill a wish for immediate maternal nurturing. As the archetype of the mature feminine who is honored, the queen grants all requests and delivers them through her grace and unconditional love. Thus, Dairy Queen may indicate your need to have the treat of royal favor.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(The Glorious Throne of God Almighty.) Seeing the Divine Throne of God Almighty in its perfect form means blessings, glad tidings and correctness of one’s faith.
If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.
If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.
If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one.
The height of illusion, a drag queen presents an exaggerated presentation of feminine qualities. Often infused with exuberance and a sense of joy, this symbol means that things are not what they seem to be.
The feminine side of nature is nurturing, creative, and patient. Perhaps these qualities need to be integrated in your life in a more authentic way.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of a drama queen or drama king that is flailing through their emotional wave from hope to pain and back again, your dream is sending you the message to find your center and balance. This dream is your wake up call to remind you that you are more than your passion, excitement or sorrow. See Actor or Actress.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a drive through restaurant represent convenience, expeditiousness, and that you are having a quantity vs. quality experience, a desire for instant gratification without nutrition. Fast food can represent that you are feeding yourself energy that if consumed over a long period of time could have diminishing returns for your body and your body of affairs.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Ultimately the drive-through structure connects to a desire to get what you want when you want it without interrupting the flow of your life. This can reflect a high level of positive focus or a sense of moving too fast and avoiding taking the time needed to more effectively meet your own needs.
A drive-through in a dream is asking you to examine your priorities and need to control things.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If horse are seen running through cities or between houses it means floods, rains and disasters are imminent. But if such horses are seen with saddles it means the person seeing the dream will meet lots of people who will have gathered together for some happy or unhappy occasion.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Lover. Archetypal symbol for father / mother, dependency on father / mother. Also always the dreamer himself.
See Dictator / Ruler. May also represent the Great Father and Great Mother.
The Great Father is the symbol of an aware and elevated consciousness. You are standing with great awareness in the world. In fairy tales, as well as in dreams, the self usually has a royal beginning, from which it is separated in order for it to master the adventures in the world.
The king also means wholeness and completeness.
The Great Mother is symbolized in the dream as a queen, always representing the image of wholeness. In the end she represents the integrating power of nature. Furthermore, the image of the queen as the fertile mother always addresses the self of the dreamer. Implied here is the idea that we should rely on our own abilities, care for ourselves, and find a Home within ourselves.
Kings and queens also represent one’s masculinity (animus) and femininity (anima). Such archetypes are not only persons of authority, but they also represent the image of a loved one (idealized and elevated masculinity or femininity). According to Freud, often the symbol of parents who are seen as overly powerful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
When dreaming about a sore or painful throat, make sure that you are not being bothered by a real health issue, like a cold. Other than that, people you deal with, or annoying situations, may give you a “pain in the neck.”
As the neck is the connection between your body and your head, you are either too intellectually engaged or not engaged enough.
The throat is the place where “words get stuck.”
A sexual connotation may also be indicated, when people are “necking.” Or the idea of a close finish—as in a horse race: neck in neck.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: The queen in a game of cards has several different meanings: Queen of Hearts promises good luck in matters of love; Queen of Diamonds suggests changes in general, or a change of address; Queen of Spades stands for sadness and grief; and Queen of Clubs warns of financial problems (caused by a woman).... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a queen suggests a visit from a woman with power. Be aware and alert if she chooses to address you as you will benefit from what she has to say. This woman of authority may represent your awakening and taking charge, or an outsider entering your life unexpectedly.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a queen represent noble stature, authority, and that you are in touch with your earthly power, confidence, and purpose. This dream also reflects your relationship with powerful women, your mother or grandmother.... Strangest Dream Explanations
This usually represents our relationship with our mother or mother figure, and thus with women in authority generally. This applies to a dream image of any regal figure – not only the present queen, but also a historical one such as victoria.
An empress will also have the same connotation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Positive: As believers we are all kings and queens in the Lord. It speaks of our position and authority in Christ. It also speaks of the blessing and favor we have with the Lord because of this position.
• Of course a lovely illustration of this is Queen Esther, who I often seen in the spirit when ministering to a woman.
• When I see this then I know that the Lord is saying that this person should see herself as a queen, and to lift up her head and act like a queen, instead of groveling like a beggar!
The figure of the queen could symbolize the mother of the dreamer or another powerful feminine figure on whom you depend.
If an adult woman dreams that she rules as queen, it could be interpreted as a manifestation of excessive ambition, or as the culmination of her process of personal maturity.
If the queen is dethroned, it indicates insecurity on the part of the dreamer, despite the apparent authority they have been granted. According to Carl Jung, the strange writings of the alchemists were symbols that favored the integration of all elements of your personality. The queen, in this sense, personified the feminine strengths that are found in your psyche.
Seeing yourself crowned queen assures power to the dreamer, but not happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In the Tarot, the Queen is a symbol for status, intuition, creativity, and power.
If this image should appear in a dream, you may be connecting to the archetypal power offered by this symbol of royalty.
The Queen could also be an elevated expression of the maternal instinct.
The question of benevolence comes into play with a royal figure in a dream, for when royal strength is used wisely, it indicates being in alignment with an increase in personal power.
A dream that features a queen-like figure may, however, be indicating this being out of balance and therefore misused. You may be being asked to consider how well you are wielding power in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Freud believed that the king and queen represent the dreamer’s parents, whilst a prince or princess represents the dreamer. The queen is a symbol of power and authority in all women. She may also stand for the unconscious, intuition, nature and the instincts. Jung saw royal figures as representations of the animus and anima—the male and female principle—and the queen personifies the feminine forces within the psyche, the unconscious feeling for life. The shadow queen can slip into aggressive and destructive patterns of behavior, particularly when she perceives that her authority or capacity to maintain control over the court is being challenged. The ice queen rules with a cold indifference to the genuine needs of others—whether material or emotional. The queen bee is a mixed image—the astonishing ability to power the entire hive without leaving her ‘chamber,’ yet at the cost of enslaving the rest of her community.... The Element Encyclopedia
Lying on a queen- or king-size bed in a dream may point to being or feeling honored in your intimate relationship. It may also compensate for not having enough space in your relationship.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Having a sore throat in a dream may mention your inability to speak your mind. It may also suggest that you are tired of trying to get your point across or that there is some unexpressed anger that may need to be soothed.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The three cases represent the three aspects of our personality: the upper case represents our higher or spiritual self, the middle case our mental and social approach to life, and the lower case our physical aptitudes and attitudes. The upper case is the area in which the extended up strokes are found in tall letters like b, d, h and t. The middle case is the central region occupied by letters with neither long up strokes nor down strokes, such as a, c, e, m, n, o, etc. The lower case is the area occupied by down stroke letters such as g, j, p, etc. Look where the emphasis of the writing is as this is where the emphasis of the personality lies.... The Element Encyclopedia
Holding a thread in one’s hand in a dream means looking for an alibi or a proof to support one’s argument and win a case. Twisting a thread, or tying it around someone neck, then dragging him or her in a dream represents a pimp soliciting clients for a prostitute. Knots in a thread mean sorcery or evil spells.
A white thread in a dream represents the dawn, and a black thread represents the night.
(Also see Ball of thread; Pimp; Rope; Spool)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A dream denoting mysterious intrigues; to unravel, the discovery of a secret; a dream of gold thread denotes success through intrigue; silver thread, intrigue frustrated (Gypsy). ... The Fabric of Dream
1- Thread in dreams represents a line of thought or enquiry. In terms of our ordinary everyday lives we perhaps need to follow that line to its end. Threading a needle has an obvious sexual reference. It can also, because of the perceived difficulty in threading a needle, suggest incompetence in ways other than sexual.
2- To be aware of thread is to be aware of the way our lives arc going.
A tangled thread suggests a difficulty which needs unravel- ling.
A spool of thread suggests an ordered existence.
The colour of the thread is important (see Colour).
A basket full of spools suggests the various aspects of a woman’s personality. This is because of its association with the Archetypal feminine.
3- The various threads of our spirituality are being interwoven the results of which will go some way to achieving the dreamer’s spiritual wholeness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vision: Winding a thread into a ball: you’ll need a lot of patience before you reach your goal. Unraveling a thread: with patience you will uncover a secret.
A black thread: unpleasantness and frustration.
A white thread: closer contact with some people.
A red thread: you are constandy repeating something—find out what it is. Seeing a long thread: something is being dragged out endlessly.
Depth Psychology: The thread is a sign of nervous tension or emotional weakness, and also of shyness and insecurity. Have you lost the thread in a certain matter? Or is it a momentary lack of concentration? Do you have a bad habit that is a thread running through your life? See also the chapter “Color in Dreams.”... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that a thread in a garment is coming lose, you are in the process of unraveling a particular issue, structure, or role that you wear.
If you dream that you are sewing, then you are creating something new or repairing a communication that has gone awry. This dream could also be showing you that your relationship is hanging by a thread, and that it is either time to cut it loose or sew it back together. See Sew.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Thread is a vivid image in dreams and in spiritual work. We have the thread of life spun for us by the fates who determine the life and death of all mortal beings; klotho spins the thread; her sister lachesis determines the length of it and atropos cuts the thread when the proper time has come for death.
The various threads of our spirituality are being interwoven into the tapestry of life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Thread in dreams represents a line of thought or enquiry and, in today’s way of communicating, a blog. In terms of our ordinary everyday lives we perhaps need to remain focused on our goals. Threading a needle has an obvious sexual reference. It can also, because of the perceived difficulty in threading a needle, suggest incompetence in ways other than sexual, such as hitting work targets.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a basket full of spools suggests the various aspects of her personality. This is because of its association with the archetypal feminine.
For a man, such an image may represent his attitude to the complexity of the feminine. You might also like to consult the entries for colour, needle, sew, tangled and weaving.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a man sees himself as threading a needle and sewing the clothes of people it means he will counsel them. Some interpreters say it is a message for him to reform and put right his affairs.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(I) If in a dream you are threatened, the thing threatening you is either within or outside you.
Internal things that may threaten include emotions (fear and resentment, for example) and your sexuality. The emotion or instinct may have been repressed and play little part in vour conscious life - except, perhaps, when it erupts from time to time, causing embarrassing situations. Such things need to be looked at, their causes unravelled (if
possible), and their energy deployed in a creative and personally enriching way.
External things that may threaten include relationships at home and at work, or some recent event in either of these areas: for example, the birth of a child, or a new management regime.
(2) If you are doing the threatening in the dream, the dream may be expressing self-assertion (e.g. some resolution to sort out any disorder in your psyche); or your unconscious may be drawing your attention to the fact that you have repressed some valuable part of yourself.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If you dream that you are threatening someone, it may mean that you need to impose yourself in real life. However, if you are the one being threatened you must discover the cause of this situation. Some dreams have a climate so disturbing that it is difficult to find out who or what causes them. Chances are it is all derived from the problems you have in your relationships. You might be emotionally threatened by your partner, your parents, or your boss. Finally, those feelings the individual tends to repress—such as resentment, anger, fear, and eroticism—can also be fighting to become visible.
Some oracles consider the meaning of this dream is suggesting the opposite. So, everyone will behave in a sweet and affable manner towards you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Someone who dreams of threatening another in a dream may need to assert himself or herself in some area. If, however, the dreamer is being threatened, the dream may mean that some internal fear of inadequacy needs to be addressed.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
A spiritual threat is one that forces us to reassess our beliefs. Most often it will contain options of action that lead to a degree of inevitability either way. Once on that particular path we have no choice but to continue. In dreams the image of a divided path or road will often occur at this time, or of going up or down. You might also like to consult the entry for path as well as the information on archetypes, anxiety dreams and nightmares in the introduction.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To feel threatened in dreams approaches anxiety and nightmare. Taking us out of our comfort zone whether emotionally or otherwise results in fear and distress, which we can suppress in waking life but often not in dreams.
If we ourselves are threatening someone in dreams we perhaps need to seek out the source of our own negative emotions and what it is we feel so strongly about.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A threat to our security or way of life can translate itself in dreams to an image of a threatening situation or environment.
The shadow – that part of us which contains a great deal of negativity – can manifest in dreams literally as a dark shadow and at that point needs to be confronted either through working with the dream or by careful analysis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In both men’s and women’s dreams the opposite gender can pose a threat. Thus a man might feel threatened by the image of a vengeful goddess (an aspect of the anima) and a woman by an overbearing ogre (an aspect of the animus).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Triangle; mother, father, child, synthesis; creativity— the child springing from the two opposites—therefore sometimes represents the solution to opposition Confronting three people, out with two others: facing collective will of others, non-sexual friendship. Idioms: three’s a crowd. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Three is tense, dynamic, rhythmic, and complete (the Holy Trinity). Three is a symbol of the spirit, since it is assigned to the third stage of human consciousness (after the physical and emotional). In the Middle East, three is considered a holy number.
It is always connected to time: past, present, future. In ancient Rome the Fates almost always appear as three goddesses. Since ancient times femininity has been seen in three aspects: the virgin (Artemis), the woman (Hera), and the old woman (Hekate). Faust calls out three times until Mephisto appears. Peter denies Christ three times. Doing the same thing three times has magical effects— it represents the connection to reality.
According to Freud, refers to male genitalia. Jung considers three a mystical number; the three servants of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute; the three witches in Macbeth; the three wishes that are free. All this relates back, as do many god-trinities, to the original trinity: father-mother-son.
It is the male child, since the number three, according to Western tradition, is uneven and, as a prime number, a genuine male number. In this tradition, the male child is seen first in terms of male fertility.
According to Jung, the number three is connected to the diabolical.
The den of craving in alchemy is depicted by a three-headed snake.
The three-headed snake in mythology is always Satan. Also, according to Jung, three belongs to the young; and in ancient China and the Greek patriarchy, it points to masculine attributes and their function.
On the other hand, Three as a feminine number is part of the tradition in the area of the Mediterranean, through the veneration of Mary in Catholicism and the rediscovery of the matriarchy. Also, Goethe’s play Faust, Part II, ends with a prayer to the great goddess appearing threefold: “Virgin, Mother, Queen.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The number three represents spiritual power. As the spiritual tnnity, it signifies the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spint. Three may also be interpreted as the integration of body, mind, and spint. It may point to a tnangulanon as a dysfunctional pattern in relationships.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Three refers to something combative and masculine. Religions see in the number Three the trinity (God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost). Wherever the Three appears there is also energy. Three is an effective, holy, but also dangerous number. In many dreams Three announces that «jme- thing new is happening—when, for instance, you look at a watch or clock in your dream and it is 3 o’clock. Three is the number of Jupiter. Three-people strive for success, but will follow instructions from a boss without complaining. They earn* out assignments responsibly and are very ambitious.
The Three-person is creative and steadfast, loves partying, dancing, and being in love. Three-ness produces all things.
In general, Three always points to something new that is created from things that have already existed. Negatives and positives can be united—in the external as well as in your personality. It could possibly indicate a desire to have a child (two want to create something new), or might start a new business or a new project together with other people. See Jupiter.
Three-people have birthdays on the third, 12th, or the 30th day of a month.... Dreamers Dictionary
Three is considered the number of the Holy Trinity and therefore sacred.
It is vibrant and alive with hope and possibility.
To dream of a three is not in itself significant but must be considered as a whole with the dream, whether or not is religious, etc., and then you will be able to tie it in to get a true reading.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of the number three represent a triad, successful alliances, a trinity, mind/body/spirit, or mother/father/child. Your dream is giving you the message to explore your creative expression, public speaking, acting, or writing. Alternatively, you may feel that three is a crowd, and that you are the third wheel. See Triangle.... Strangest Dream Explanations
In dreams, the number three signifies life, vitality, inner strength, imagination, creativity, energy and self-exploration. Three also stands for trilogy as in the past, present, and future or father, mother, and child, etc.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) The number three may symbolize completeness and fulfilment; or anything that may contribute to your personal fulfilment - for example, the resolving of conflict between two opposing psychic forces.
(2) Jung says three may signify that something is nearly but not quite complete; or that what is lacking in you can be supplied only by some part of your unconscious self that you find too frightening to acknowledge and use. (Even God, he says, is not complete without the Devil.) See also Four.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
When two are gathered, eventually their energy will create a new element, and a third is born. Three is the number of creativity and is a powerful energy. There are many examples of the concept of three: mother, father, and child is perhaps the most universal.
The Holy Trinity in Catholicism is another instance.
The artist, the paint, and the finished work is just one case that can be applied to any creative endeavor. In music, a triad is the simplest and perhaps most pleasing harmony. In the world of geometry, it is only when you have three points to work with that you can create an actual shape.
The shadow challenge of three is a lack of grounding and separation from reality. This is because three relates so strongly to the drive to create that feeling unable to do so would be the fear-based side of this energy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Considered by the ancient Greeks to be the perfect number, three represents the union of mind, body and spirit and for Christians it is a symbol of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Three signifies life, freedom, vitality, inner strength, completion, imagination, creativity, energy and self-exploration. Three stands for trilogy, as in the past, present, and future or father, mother, and child. For Freud, three is a symbol of the male genitals. It can also indicate impatience, overconfidence and relationship troubles, as in ‘three is a crowd’. Its shape is the triangle, which is a symbol of the creative force. Three is the number of the Empress Tarot card, which represents the feminine principles of fertility and nurture.... The Element Encyclopedia
To beat grains out of husks in a dream represents savings one accumulates from a long and a hard-working job. Threshing in a dream could represent money which is earned through someone else’s labor, or it could mean acquiring knowledge.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, a threshold represents one’s gown, garment, one’s adornment, makeup, money, or it may denote closing a subject, spreading it, or it could represent a beautiful woman who embodies all the attributes man desires, including beauty, good character, intelligence, wealth and fertility. Buying a new threshold or sitting on one in a dream means that either the husband or the wife may suffer a bodily injury. Ifone sees himself sitting under the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents an adversity or an illness.
If one sees himself being carried over the threshold of his door in a dream, it represents his funeral.
(Also see Doorstep; Door lintel; Doorplate)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
We may be standing on the threshold of a new spiritual awareness. We need to be particularly alert as to what changes are occurring. At this time we are often aware of a personal guiding force known as the guardian of the threshold.
The guardian of the threshold to the underworld (a different entity) is often seen in dreams as a dog. Consult the entries for ceremony, edge, freemason, initiation and rite / ritual for further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we are about to take on new responsibilities, we can dream of standing on a threshold. We may be moving into a new life, or perhaps a new way of living.
The threshold experience is a particularly strong one in masonic imagery and initiation rites and surfaces in dreams when we are emotionally ready for such a ceremony. Even in parliament, permission must be asked to cross the threshold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If, in dreams, you cross the threshold of a door, you will soon start a new stage in your life. Given that it could be transcendental for you, it is important that you meditate thoroughly whatever decision you ae going to make. Once you cross this threshold, there is no turning back. In the case that you cannot pass the threshold, it is a sign that you should not change your situation at the moment. You are probably not yet prepared to do so.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Vision: Stepping over a threshold: you are going to enter a new phase in your private and professional life, or build a new home. Standing in front of a doorsill: be careful and don’t overlook a possibly difficult situation that might “trip you up.”
Depth Psychology: You have finally come to a decision, making it possible to find a new direction in life.
It is important to know whether you are standing in front of the threshold (still hesitating) or have already stepped across.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a thrift shop signify opportunism, thriftiness, and being a penny pincher. You may be grappling with issues of lack and limitation, and feeling undeserving of something new. See Antiques and Hand-me-down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Self expression. Idioms: at each other’s throats; cutthroat competition, cut one’s own throat, lump in the throat; jump down someone’s throat; ram something down someone’s throat; stick in one’s throat. See neck under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of your throat represents your talents in relaying your beliefs to others.
To dream about having a sore throat indicates that you are not being articulate. You might be afraid to speak. More literally, it could mean that you should ‘swallow your pride.’ To admire a slender, attractive throat in a dream signals some improvement in your lot in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a throat signify communication, expression, creation, and manifestation. You are realizing that words have power, and what you say has the potential to create and change things. This dream might be a message for you to speak up for yourself, or to realize that sometimes, silence is golden.
The throat also represents your vulnerability or your issues with betrayal, as in someone “going for the throat” or being a “cut throat”. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you have a sore throat, suggests that you are having problems saying what you really think. You may feel threatened when you express yourself. Alternatively, your dream may be telling you that you need to swallow your pride.... My Dream Interpretation
(1) Perhaps there is some part of you that needs to be expressed.
(2) Soreness or tension in the throat may indicate conflict between head and heart, intellect and emotion or instinct, or between the conscious mind and the unconscious. See also Neck.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Through the throat we swallow what comes from the outside. If, like ostriches, you gobble without chewing it means that you do not understand what is proposed to you. Excessive rigidity indicates the presence of a strong repression.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The throat is the seat of all communication, and anything that occurs in this area of the body in a dream relates to issues you are having around your voice, such as owning it and communicating from an authentic and strong perspective. Many dreams that involve the throat include challenges and compromise, from violent attacks to permutations of the body. Whatever is happening in the dream with your throat, consider it a description of how you are using your voice in your current life circumstances and relationships.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Desire to rule. Have you elevated yourself to the throne? Are you the heir to the throne or have you been asked to abdicate? Are you the power that stands behind the throne? See Chair, King / Queen.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- When we dream of sitting on a throne, we are acknowledging our right to take authority. When the throne is empty, we are not prepared to accept the responsibility for who we arc. It may be that we are conscious of a lack of parenting. When someone else is on the throne, we may have passed over authority to that other person.
2- A throne is a seat of authority or power. In dreams it can represent our ability to belong to groups, or even to society. We may need to take the lead in a project or scheme.
The throne usually suggests that we have attained control on all levels of existence, both spiritually and physically.
3- Spiritually we could be at a point where knowledge and understanding are finally within our grasp. This can be symbolised by a throne in a dream.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Symbol: The throne is a symbol of authority. Vision: Sitting on a throne: you are quite arrogant and would like to be “above” other people and give orders. Reassess your own conduct. Standing in front of a throne: you have set your goal too high.
Depth Psychology: The throne is a symbol of a hidden craving for power and acceptance. See Castle, Emperor, King, Palace, Prince.... Dreamers Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: A throne is a seat of authority or power. In dreams it can represent our ability to belong to groups, or even to society; we may need to take the lead in a project or scheme.
The throne usually suggests that we have attained an element of control on all levels of existence, both spiritually and physically.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of sitting on a throne, we are acknowledging our right to take authority. When the throne is empty, we are not prepared to accept the responsibility for who we are. It may be that we are conscious of a lack of parenting. When someone else is on the throne, we may have passed over authority to others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Seeing yourself seated on a throne indicates that you are in a position that does not suit you. You are living above your possibilities and you are not acting accordingly.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of throwing a ball, then you are aware that you get what you give in the reciprocal nature of life. Also to throw signifies that you are releasing or eliminating something or someone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you throw or catch something in a dream, you need to pay attention to what it is you are throwing and catching. Are you throwing something away, or catching something you need, or something you don’t want?... The Element Encyclopedia
As with all Birds, connection between heaven and earth, between the gods and humans. Perspective and overview. According to a medieval interpretation, the thrush in a dream means new acquaintances for women; for men, unexpected affection.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Hurl; Press; Shove; Squeeze; Throw) In a dream, thrust means engaging in a narrow sighted project, entering a close race, entertaining a project of little importance, participating in a project with a narrow or a difficult way out, or perhaps it could mean death.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Urinating in a bathroom or removing hair with lime or any shaving cram is regarded as a good ream; If in misery, the observer will soon find relief from his misery; if in fear, he will soon find happiness; if grief-stricken, his grief will soon be removed; if he is ill, he will soon recover and enjoy good health.
If none of the above conditions prevail, it means a complete transformation of his condition – meaning that if he is not ill, he will become ill; if he is happy, he will be afflicted with grief, perhaps caused by some financial loss.... Islamic Dream Interpretation