Dream Interpretation Voices | Dream Meanings

The omen connected with dreaming of voices is good or bad according to whether the voices are pleasant or otherwise. Voices raised in an altercation are sometimes prophetic of profit if one of them seems to favor a just cause.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

If you dream of voices speaking to you (where you can’t see who’s talking), especially if the voices whisper, your inner self is trying to tell you something important.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To hear voices in a dream is symbolic of restlessness, distractions, and pressures from an enemy, Ps. 55:2-3

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Voices | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Voices


To hear your name called in a dream by strange voices, denotes that your business will fall into a precarious state, and that strangers may lend you assistance, or you may fail to meet your obligations.

To hear the voice of a friend or relative, denotes the desperate illness of some one of them, and may be death; in the latter case you may be called upon to stand as guardian over some one, in governing whom you should use much discretion. Lovers hearing the voice of their affianced should heed the warning.

If they have been negligent in attention they should make amends. Otherwise they may suffer separation from misunderstanding.

To hear the voice of the dead may be a warning of your own serious illness or some business worry from bad judgment may ensue.

The voice is an echo thrown back from the future on the subjective mind, taking the sound of your ancestor’s voice from coming in contact with that part of your ancestor which remains with you.

A certain portion of mind matter remains the same in lines of family descent. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


To dream of your own offspring, denotes cheerfulness and the merry voices of neighbors and children.

To see the offspring of domestic animals, denotes increase in prosperity.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


For persons dreaming of peacocks, there lies below the brilliant and flashing ebb and flow of the stream of pleasure and riches, the slums of sorrow and failure, which threaten to mix with its clearness at the least disturbing influence.

For a woman to dream that she owns peacocks, denotes that she will be deceived in her estimate of man’s honor.

To hear their harsh voices while looking upon their proudly spread plumage, denotes that some beautiful and well-appearing person will work you discomfort and uneasiness of mind. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


To dream of hearing voices, denotes pleasant reconciliations, if they are calm and pleasing; high-pitched and angry voices, signify disappointments and unfavorable situations.

To hear weeping voices, shows that sudden anger will cause you to inflict injury upon a friend.

If you hear the voice of God, you will make a noble effort to rise higher in unselfish and honorable principles, and will justly hold the admiration of high-minded people.

For a mother to hear the voice of her child, is a sign of approaching misery, perplexity and grievous doubts.

To hear the voice of distress, or a warning one calling to you, implies your own serious misfortune or that of some one close to you.

If the voice is recognized, it is often ominous of accident or illness, which may eliminate death or loss. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


1. Difficulties in business (to hear a voice).

2. A good omen for relationships, reconciliation and forgiveness.

3. A need or desire to listen more carefully, focus more on the needs of others.

4. Difficult times ahead (to hear voices arguing). ... New American Dream Dictionary


New American Dream Dictionary

Invisible Caller

(Voice) Hearing the voice of an invisible caller admonishing, commanding, forbidding, blessing, or reprimanding the person seeing the dream means exactly what one has heard and has no further interpretations. This includes all voices.

(Also see Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation


Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ear / Earring 

Your unconscious mind may be suggesting a need to become more attentive to and more aware of internal and external stimuli. In order to learn we must listen to inner and outer voices. Good listening skills are a source of information which enable us to respond more appropriately to the world around us.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary


The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Hallucinations, Hallucinogens

Example: ‘1 dream insects are dropping either on me from the ceiling of our bedroom, or crawling over my pillow. My long-suffering husband is always woken when I sit bolt upright in bed, my eyes wide open and my arm pointing at the ceiling. I try to brush them off. I can still see them—spiders or woodlice. I am now well aware it is a dream. But no matter how hard I stare the insects are there in perfect detail. I am not frightened, but wish it would go away’ (Sue D). Sue’s dream only became a hallucination when she opened her eyes and continued to see the insects in per­fect clarity.

A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.

To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.

A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occur­ring while we have our eyes open.

The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encoun­ter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.

There are probably many reasons why Sue should experi­ence a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet uncon­scious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.

A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded so­cially.

Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.

If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.

The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regu­lated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feel­ings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the indi­vidual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, ele­ments of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Un­acknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Concert / Orchestra

A desire for harmony, because in a concert many voices create a harmonic whole. In that same sense, out of many experiences, one may create a life of harmony. When dreaming about an orchestra, it usually indicates a longing for a richer, more meaningful life. Are you part of the orchestra, or are you directing it?... Little Giant Encyclopedia


Little Giant Encyclopedia


You need to listen better, be more obedient or more understanding, pay attention not only to sounds and tone, but also to voices and indirect meanings.

The ear is also a female sexual symbol that expresses a need for more emotional openness, or a need to be careful of emotional boundaries. Pierced ear lobes mean penetration and therefore defloration, according to most depth psychologists. In the Orient, the ear is the symbol for a married woman.... Little Giant Encyclopedia


Little Giant Encyclopedia


Usually points to a desire for harmony in relationships or with people at work. You would like to unite many voices within yourself, or you experience many voices and run the danger of losing yourself. See Concert, Mosaic, Multiplicity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia


Little Giant Encyclopedia


1- The voice is a tool that we use to express ourselves. We all have inner awareness of our own state which is sometimes difficult to disclose. Often in dreams we are able to use our voices in more appropriate ways. Often we are spoken to in dreams so that we remember the information given.

2- A voice that speaks through, or to, one has two areas of significance.

If one believes in the spirit realm, this is communication from a discarnate spirit. More psychologically, when we suppress certain parts of our personalities they may surface in dreams as disembodied voices.

3- The Voice of God is a term which is used to describe the energy of a spiritual summons.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary


Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary


(see Vegetables)

Eating mushrooms among ancient Egyptians was a sign of rulership, as only the Pharaohs received this treat.

In Rome, an emblem of strength.

Metaphysics and / or the psychic nature coming to the forefront of your awareness. Shamans and medicine people have long known that some mushrooms produce visionary experiences. Additionally, they grow in dark, damp regions, equating with the fertile subconscious or Collective Unconscious.

The lunar aspects of the mushroom combine with fiery energy. Mushrooms are considered the child of lightning in folk tales. This provides a unique balance between conscious / logical thinking and the intuitive self. Consider if you have been heeding both voices equally of late.... The Language of Dreams


The Language of Dreams

Cassette Player

Cassette tapes are the voices from the past, which may have influenced you and contributed to your psychological makeup.

A cassette player may reflect those old beliefs or “tapes” that you are holding on to from the past.... Ariadne's Book of Dream


Ariadne's Book of Dream


Symbol: Animals represent, as Archetypes, the depths of our unconscious or our instincts. Animals in dreams are always repressed symbols of our urges—a dream language of the forbidden.

Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.

Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.

Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.

Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.

Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.

Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.

Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.

Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.

Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.

Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.

Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.

Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.

The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary


Dreamers Dictionary


Vision: Shooting or hearing shots: extremely good news in the near future. You are speaking frankly in a certain situation. Wratching other people shoot: you are pursuing ambitious goals, but need patience and energy to reach thein. Hearing a volley of shots: turbulent times and unrest ahead.

Depth Psychology: Shooting means that you suddenly have to choose someone or something. Maybe you are struggling with two voices inside yourself and they are shouting at each other.

If you are doing the shooting: if you share your worries and sorrows with someone else—you will be at peace again.... Dreamers Dictionary


Dreamers Dictionary


Vision: Hearing a song in a dream is an indication of great mood swings. Is it a serious or a happy song? Does it come from a distance or from near by? Do you hear solo voices or a choir? Pav more attention to your emotional state of mind. See Singing.

Depth Psychology: A happy song might mean emotional well-being. But it might also suggest you want to cover up unpleasant feelings with a lot of words.... Dreamers Dictionary


Dreamers Dictionary


Vision: Seeing twins: an actual situation presents two equally good possibilities. Make up your mind ...

A twin may also be a symbol of your “shadow” (“two voices but one soul”).... Dreamers Dictionary


Dreamers Dictionary


Family difficulties; serious if you hear loud voices.... Mystic Dream Book


Mystic Dream Book


To dream you hear Wailing and weeping from unseen voices is a bad sign of loss of someone dear to you.... Mystic Dream Book


Mystic Dream Book


Dreams of a jury symbolize that you are putting your power outside yourself; allowing your -perception to be influenced by the opinions of others.

A jury can also represent the many voices of your own sub-personalities. See Integration Dreams and Judge. Justice- If you dream about wanting justice, then you are concerned with fairness, balance and equality. Perhaps you are venting out and processing through a situation in your life that felt unfair. You are realizing that there is a cosmic balancing act and an ultimate justice system in the higher order of the universe. See Karma.... Strangest Dream Explanations


Strangest Dream Explanations


Psychological / emotional perspective: A voice that speaks through, or to, us as in trance work (an altered state of consciousness) has two areas of significance. Through us suggests information for others, whereas to us is more personal.

If we believe in the spirit realm, this is communication from a discarnate spirit. More psychologically, when we suppress certain parts of our personalities they may surface in dreams as disembodied voices. This does not constitute a form of madness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile


Dream Meanings of Versatile


Material aspects: The voice is a tool that we use to express ourselves. We all have inner awareness of our own state that is sometimes difficult to disclose. In dreams we are frequently able to use our voices in more appropriate ways, for instance in singing and chanting, which we would not normally do in waking life. Many times we are spoken to in dreams so that we remember the information given.... Dream Meanings of Versatile


Dream Meanings of Versatile


To see or hear a horn in your dream, signifies your need to pay attention to your inner voices and intuition. Alternatively, you may be bragging and “blowing your own horn”.

To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.

To see the horns of an animal, or to see a horned human in your dream, represents conflict and confrontation. You are at odds with someone.... My Dream Interpretation


My Dream Interpretation


General Meaning: Strong’s 32: aggelos- a messenger, an envoy, one who was sent, an angel, a messenger from God.

Visions Positive:

There are various types of angels that fall into the categories below. Note that the following interpretations relate to visions or prophetic dreams only.

• It is also worthwhile to note that if you often see angels and demons in the spirit that you function in the gift of discerning of spirits. I cover this gift in detail in the Way of Dreams and Visions book.

• Guardian Angels • Psalms 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

• These angels are issued to you at birth, namely they are your guardian angel. In personal experience, such angels are larger than life and look very powerful in the spirit.

• We often see them dressed in various gear, and they often carry swords and wear sashes.

• Worship Angels • Psalms 148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

• This speaks of the worship angels who worship the Lord in the Throne Room. They are present during praise and worship.

• In personal revelation and experience, such angels usually have wings and sing with the loveliest of voices. They often carry instruments such as harps, tambourines, trumpets and various stringed instruments.

• Messenger Angels • Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.

• Here is a reference to a messenger angel. He is the one who brings messages from the Lord.

• In personal experience, such angels are plain looking, in flowing robes, often bearing a scroll or ram’s horn.

• Warrior Angels • Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought with his angels • Here is a reference to Michael, the leader of the warrior angels. In personal experience, such angels carry swords, have eyes of fire and look very foreboding.

Negative: 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder; for Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light.

• This speaks of the enemy who appears as an angel of light; a deception. In personal experience, such angels do not reveal their faces and are very bright. They are accompanied by intense emotion and are very forceful.

• Such an angel would try to get you to receive from them or open your heart to them. Doing so would open your heart wide to the enemy, giving him license in your life.

• It is not common for a believer to have experiences with angels, unless they are operating in the gift of discerning of spirits.

• Check all revelations of angels that you receive with someone who is more mature in Christ and will be able to judge the spirit for you. Also consider the following verse that warns against the worship of angels: • Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, • Although seeing angels in vision can give tremendous direction, it is not something that you should go looking for.

• The New Age cult emphasizes angelic experiences, and you should be cautious of receiving from anyone that emphasizes their experiences with angels and does not share their relationship with the Lord Jesus..... The Way of Dreams and Visions


The Way of Dreams and Visions

Islamic Dream

Islamic Dream Interpretation - The extensive indexes and well organized layout of this valuable site make it a useful dream dictionary of types of dreams and their meaning. It is, moreover, the first Islamic guide in English to authentic dream interpretation.

It is hoped that this dictionary of dream interpretation will prove useful to students of culture and spirituality, but above all to seekers after truth. This is the most comprehensive report on islamic dream interpretation that you will ever read! Not only does it include timely tips and advice understanding how and why you dream, but also clues to help you zero in on and understand common symbols in dreams.

Dreams are messenger to us from the unknown. They are voices from our collective sub-conscious, warners of deep inner disturbance in the individual psyche, bearer of glad tidings of good things to come, or echoes of happy or sad and long hidden memories. As messenger from the unknown, dreams are often prophetic voices of the future. Hence, they have at times directed the course of the history of nations.

The dream of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, his obedience to the Divine will and his willingness to submit in absolute faith to God made him the first true Muslim and the father of prophets.

The true interpretation of the dreams of the king of Egypt by the prophet Joseph saved both the Egyptians and the children of Israel from famine and death.

The dreams of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him and all the prophets of God be peace and blessings, marked the beginning of his revelation, the noble Qur’fm which changed the face of human history and civilization. Although dreams belong to the domain of personal experience, they are a universal phenomenon, and thus have played a crucial role in the formation of human culture. Throughout recorded human history, dreams and the interpre­tation of dreams have inspired sages and prophets, poets and kings, as well as the most creative psychologist/philosophers of our day.

The science of psycho­analysis of Carl Jung and his school rests on the fact that dreams form the inner diary of every human individual, and hence the need to read and interpret them correctly. This fact has for long been recognized by the sages and prophets of traditional cultures and religions. Not all dreams, however are either true or authentic. Those of the prophets and friends (awliya’s) of God are Divine revelations, true and sacred.

The dreams of pious men and women are almost always true and meaningful. Some dreams come from Satan, and are thus misleading. Others may be caused by physical or psychological problems such as stomach discomfort or emotional disturbance.

It is therefore important to distinguish true dreams from empty fantasies, and inspired dreams from satanic insinuations. This is a Divine gift to inspired prophets, holy persons and insightful sages. ... Dreampedia




Whispering voices heard in your dream are a warning to control hasty outbursts if you want to avoid unpleasant repercussions; count at least to ten before you speak.

It’s better to repress than to repent... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


If the sounds that you hear are loud, it is probably that your subconscious is trying to call your attention to a certain issue. The sound of a bugle, for example, represents a warning to be more combatant and alerted to the importance of problems. A whistle, on the other hand, indicates that someone has revealed your clandestine plans or that you are too obedient, like does who follow the calls of their masters. Hearing muted sounds or almost imperceptible voices suggests that you should lend yourself more to what your inner wisdom is telling you. However, sometimes dreams incorporate sounds from real life, like the sound of an alarm or traffic from the street.

According to those that believe in astral voyages, after the first experience one hears a loud and irritating click, mostly when the return to the physical body is too fast. With time and practice, this disappears.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams


The Big Dictionary of Dreams


You are connecting to your inner sense of authority; who you are as a result of the parents you had.

The voices of our parents become deeply imbedded in us as parts of our personality. This correlates with whatever information they repeatedly presented to us during our formative years.

If their messages were ones of criticism and limitation, they live on within us as those inhibiting parts of our inner monologue.

If our parents were supportive and loving, the same would apply. Chances are that they gave us a combination of messages, some positive and others negative. Depending on where you are in your life, you may be more aligned with the challenges your parents presented than the gifts they gave.

It is usually most effective to deal with feelings of anger and resentment before authentically moving into forgiveness.

The quality of the interaction in the dream will clue you in to where you are in that process.

While dreaming of your parents may inform your actual relationship with them, it is important to consider what the dream is saying about how you parent yourself.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams


A quartet specializes in music that can only be made when four different voices come together, whether those voices are human or made by musical instruments.

The number four relates to structure and foundation in the realm of numerology. Music connects to passionate expression. Put together, a quartet in your dream signals the creation of the foundations for more passionate expression in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Singing is an ancient, primal expression of passion. When words are not enough, singing becomes the next heightened form of communication.

The ability to sing is so revered that we elevate superior voices to high status in our media and culture. Technically, singing is merely a sustained extension of speaking; the basic principle here is the power and passion of the expression.

If someone is singing in your dream, the message that is being communicated is very important—so important that the spoken word was not enough to carry the force of the weight of that message. Therefore, it is important to consider what is being sung and incorporate the message into your interpretation. Losing your voice in a dream might correspond to a feeling of a lack of passion in your waking life or a loss of expression due to some challenging circumstance.

If you can sing in your waking life, your personal relationship to your singing is crucial to consider.

If you are critical of your singing, you may be connecting to being judgmental of your passion, or lack of it.

If you cannot sing as well as you wish you could, you might be longing for more passionate encounters by dreaming of being able to sing in your sleep state. Singing before an audience may connect to a need to rally inner resources behind some common desired aim or goal.

If someone else is singing in your dream, use the character-aspect technique to determine what part of you is expressing a passionate need to get your attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams


We raise our voices in volume when what we are expressing is fueled by anger or a sense of higher stakes with regard to what we want to express. In this way, yelling in a dream is an indication that whatever is going on has a heightened level of importance. This is also a typical dream image when the dreamer is processing deep-seated rage. Often, the desire to yell is present but the voice is unable to respond, and the dreamer is left feeling shut down by the overwhelming experience. This image in a dream is a reflection of the overwhelming way in which rage can be crippling and must therefore be examined, processed, and released. Examine who you are yelling at for more details about where in your psyche the breakdown is occurring.

If you are being yelled at by a character within your dream, who that person is will offer you clues to where in your life the rage is originating.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams


Horns in a dream sometimes indicate a “wake-up call” and the need to pay attention to the inner voices of one’s intuition and spiritual guidance.

Also, because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize linguistic metaphors and idioms, dream horns can mean that one is on “the horns of a dilemma.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia


If you find yourself being talked to in a language you don’t understand or that doesn’t make sense, the dream may tell of your concerns about missing the point in regard to some element in your waking life.

If you are speaking in a new language, this suggest that you need to broaden your horizons. Perhaps you need to take on a new challenge or embark on a new adventure.

If an interpreter appears in your dream, this may suggest that you need to have something explained to you.

If you are doing the interpreting yourself, perhaps someone in your life is relying too heavily on you in social situations and this is placing too much responsibility on you.

If your speech is broken or you cannot get the words out in your dream, this reveals insecurity about your communication skills.

If code language is involved in your dream, try to remember the code signals and see if they have any relevance to your waking life. Finally, if you or a character in your dream says something totally out of character or unexpected, this may be giving rise to something you aren’t yet ready to say to yourself or to hear. For example, if your best friend tells you that you are going to fail your driving test, perhaps this indicates that your friend isn’t as supportive of you as you like to think they are. Alternatively, these surprising words may reflect your own self-doubt, or that old issues and negative voices from your past are coming back to haunt you.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia


Adream is the subjective experience of mental images, thoughts and sensations, as well as those sounds, voices or words heard during sleep.

According to Freud, there is no original speech or sound in dreams; sounds are derived from what is actually spoken or heard in waking life. Jungians, however, think that the sensation of hearing in dreams is a symbolic representation of an issue troubling you in your life. This is because sounds in dreams have a similar impact on us as they do in waking life. They carry information and can give rise to pleasure, fear, anger and so on, depending on the sound. Therefore if a sound features clearly in your dream, the important thing is first of all to define your feeling reaction to that sound. Ask yourself if the sound is a warning or whether it carries information? Is it a positive sign or does it make you feel anxious?

Sounds can sometimes have great power in dreams and if they cause something to happen, they suggest a use of positive will, a positive and confident expression of your desires that encourages results. Bear in mind, too, that sometimes your dream incorporates sounds such as an alarm clock or the traffic outside your bedroom, weaving them into the dream’s symbolism. See also BODY; LETTERS AND COMMUNICATION; SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia

Unexpected Utterance

Sometimes you may hear the most unexpected or even ridiculous things in your dreams, whether they are said by people, animals or even objects.

If you simply can’t understand what someone is saying to you, look first of all at whether what they are saying is being cloaked in metaphor. Bear in mind, too, that an unexpected utterance by a dream character may be giving rise to something you are not ready to hear; sometimes we put our unconscious fears into someone else’s mouth, or the utterances represent old issues or negative voices you have not yet banished.

Freudian slips are everyday occurrences in which we express strange or unacceptable thoughts or urges. For a split second, the censoring aspect of your self is put on hold and what is really on your mind pops out in a seemingly bizarre and unexpected way. These slips happen in every day speech as well as in dreams, so if verbal mistakes or slips appear in your dream—such as ’I thought you were dead instead of retired’—they will tell you something about your unconscious wishes. It is possible to have a dream in which you say the most unexpected and embarrassing but secretly true thing to a dream character.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia


The voice is the tool we use to express ourselves, so when you hear voices in your dreams the unconscious aim is to draw your attention to the information being given. From a psychological point of view, when you repress certain parts of your personality they can surface in dreams as disembodied voices; dream voices could therefore be drawing your attention to aspects of yourself that you are neglecting or denying in your concern with everyday distractions.

If the voice was that of God or an angel, this may also be an expression of your intuition or unconscious wisdom that is not yet integrated into yourself.

Recognizable voices may remind you friends or family who have been neglected.

If you hear a call or cry as if from a great distance, your unconscious may be suggesting that someone you know is in distress. It could also indicate that you should not be so proud and seek support from others when you need it.

If the voices in your dream come out with nothing but babble or gibberish, this suggests barely controlled rage that needs to be confronted and dealt with if it is not to erupt and create chaos in your waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia

Hallucination / Hallucinogen

Hallucinations can occur quite naturally without the use of psychotropic drugs such as peyote or LSD. We all have the innate ability to suffer from hallucinations and, according to Freud, one of the definitions of a dream is precisely its hallucinogenic quality. Whilst asleep, we can create full sensory, vocal and emotional experiences in our dreams that most of us believe are real at the time. A waking hallucination is merely an experience of a dream occurring with our eyes open. The voices heard and images seen, although appearing outside of us, are no more exterior than the images in our dreams.

The hypnagogic state is that state between being awake and falling asleep during which the mind is most receptive to ideas, images, sounds, feelings, impressions and intuition. It also the time when people are most likely to see ghostlike figures. (It should not be confused with the hypnopompic state, which is a transition state of semi-consciousness between sleeping and waking.) Some dream experts believe that the sketchy imagery typical of these states can be helpful to the individual in terms of self-understanding. Images are often presented through the individual’s own set of symbols and once interpreted symbols can provide answers to problems and even alert one to future events.

Some believe that taking the time to record these images, feelings and sounds can be just as helpful as recording dream imagery.... The Element Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia