Dream Interpretation Underdog | Dream Meanings


There is probably a conflict between two parts of yourself: for example, conscience (represented by an ‘overdog’ figure) and an instinctive desire (represented by an ‘underdog’ figure). ‘Overdog’ and ‘underdog5 are associated with Fritz Peris, who would have recommended Gestalt group therapy. You might try the DIY dialogue technique, using two chairs and moving from one to the other as you play the role of each antagonist in turn, with a view to resolving the conflict - instead of just brushing it under the carpet again.

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Underdog | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Underdog

Servant

Social roles—top dog/underdog feelings; feeling you are treated like a servant, or treating someone else as a ser­vant. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Under / Underneath

The person we are beneath our social mask; the feelings and urges we have but may not admit to others or even ourself; the less expressed or capable side of our nature; something we hide.

If dreamer is under some­thing, someone: feeling suppressed, feeling weighed down or worried about something; feeling the underdog.

If dreamer sees something under them: feeling the top dog; seeing one s inferior (not as capable) functions or self; looking down on others; having a wider view. Idioms: come under, down un­der, under one’s wing; under the weather, under the thumb; under one’s hat, under a cloud; under one’s nose; under the counter, under the influence. See above. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Raccoon

Dreams of a raccoon symbolize that you are feeling like the protector of the underdog. Perhaps you’ve been providing for those less fortunate than you and wearing a mask to protect your identity while you are doing random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Your dream is telling you that your benevolence will come full circle for you.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Dragon

(1) Is the dragon guarding treasure, or a cave which might contain treasure? If so, the cave probablv represents your unconscious, the treasure represents your self, and the dragon that stands between you

and vour true self represents the fearsomeness of the unconscious for one who is still afraid of what may be lurking there, (For self)

(2) For Jung, the first stage of the individuation process is the conscious ego’s heroic struggle to lift itself out of the original all-encompassing unconsciousness and to establish its control of unconscious forces. This finds symbolic representation in the legendary dragon-slayer, St George (St George = the ego; the dragon = the unconscious).

(3) The dragon may represent the devouring aspect of (your relationship with) vour mother. ‘Slaving the dragon’ may therefore mean putting an end to whatever in your attachment to your mother is detrimental to the process of finding your own psychic individuality. Once the individual has achieved liberation from the ‘dragon’, the feminine side of the man’s psyche and the masculine side of the woman’s psyche will no longer appear in threatening form, but as an indispensable companion and guide in the further stages of self- discovery.

(In some male initiation rites in which boys are given adult status, the boys withdraw from the communin’ and live in huts shaped like a dragon or crocodile. This may be seen as a symbol of a young person’s victorious struggle with the devouring mother or all-encompassing unconsciousness: descending into the unconscious realm, acknow’- ledging its powers, and transforming any negative functioning of those pow ers into positive ones.)

(4) A dragon may represent the generative pow er of (Mother) Nature; the unconscious, felt as a wromb pregnant with new possibilities of life.

(5) A winged dragon may symbolize some kind of transcendence, some passing from a ‘lower to a ‘higher’ level of personal maturin’. The fact that it is a dragon that does the flying suggests that the energy for further personal development must be looked for in your unconscious, perhaps in something you have been hitherto afraid even to look at. A winged creature may symbolize spirituality. But a winged dragon is a symbolic reminder that spiritual heights mav not be attained bv abandoning our ‘low’er’ natum, but by letting it serve us as a vehicle. For example, sexuality can be bogged down in fantasizing lust and unedifying topdog / underdog games; it can also be something that releases and activates the power of love within us, a form of self- expression in which sensuous pleasure fuses with the joy of worship; indeed, it can be an experience of the mystical oneness of all things.

(6) A dragon may be a symbol of your sexuality, particularly if it - your sexuality - frightens you. Is your fear irrational; or docs sexuality threaten to rule your life? In either case, don’t kill the ‘dragon’; if necessary, tame it.

(In China ‘chi’ is good, life-giving energy and the channels it runs along are called ‘dragon-lines’, which are said to follow the flow of underground water and underground magnetic fields.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Two

(1) The number two may be a symbol of conflict: for example, between two parts of yourself (which may be represented in the dream by yourself - the dream ego - and an adversary, or by hostile brothers / sisters / twins). See also Underdog.

(2) Two may also symbolize a union or partnership: for example, of conscious and unconscious or masculine and feminine elements in the psyche. Such union or partnership is always fruitful and creative. (In Indian philosophy one is an arid number; two - male and female — can create. A Hindu god is always represented as two-in-one, a union of male and female.) See also Couple, Hermaphrodite, Marriage.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Upper / Lower

see Storey, Underdog... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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