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.
To dream that you are apologizing to someone represents the different relationships that have influenced you throughout your life. It also symbolizes honesty and absolution. You should dissolve feelings of resentment towards others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
This dream always has something to say about our relationships, the relationship that we have with ourselves and/or with others. Apologies are associated with forgiveness and honesty. Thus, consider the details of your dream and consider whether an apology is necessary in order for you to move forward in a particular relationship or with an area of your personal life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
This dream always has something to say about our relationships, the relationship that we have with ourselves and/or with others. Apologies are associated with forgiveness and honesty. Thus, consider the details of your dream and consider whether an apology is necessary in order for you to move forward in a particular relationship or with an area of your personal life. Also, another chance could be available to making a relationship workable. Forgive, but do not accept abuse. Be forgiven, but do not dish out abuse. Repattern before you are faced with reliving it over in the same way again. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: It is important that we feel good about ourselves and, as dreams are a way of righting an imbalance, we have a mechanism through apology to put right an act or deed, either our own or others’, which has upset us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: If we dream about giving or receiving an apology we are aware of having offended our own personal code in everyday life and can work out what we need to do to restore the status quo.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream about an apology, whether you give or receive one, is related to friends. You may lose one friend and gain another, or perhaps you will be surprised by the return of a former friend.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are saying curse words, suggests that you need to stop allowing others to harass you. Others see you as someone who they can take advantage of.
To hear others curse in your dream, means that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
An equestrian sport played predominantly by men, playing polo in a dream may indicate that you have entered an arena dominated by male ideals. It may point to the fact that you have given up your individuality to fit into a man’s world.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
(Blouse) One’s shirt in a dream represents his piety, godliness, livelihood, knowledge, or it could mean glad tidings. Putting on a new shirt in a dream means marriage to a woman who has no relatives or kin.
If a woman puts on a shirt or a blouse in a dream, it also means her marriage.
A torn shirt in a dream means divorce. Ifone’s shirt is torn in a dream, it means breaking up a business partnership.
A shirt in a dream also represents one’s religious and worldly concerns. Wearing a shirt without sleeves in a dream means having piety but no money, for sleeves in a dream represent money.
If the pocket of one’s shirt is torn in the dream, it means poverty. Having a wardrobe filled with shirts in a dream represent one’s reward in the hereafter. Wearing a white shirt in a dream means piety and religious assiduousness. Receiving a shirt as a gift in a dream means blessings and profits. Wearing a dirty and a torn shirt in a dream means poverty, distress and afflictions.
If a woman sees herself wearing a new, large and comfortable blouse in a dream, it denotes her piety, religiousness, happiness and the enjoyment of a rich life in this world.
The same could reflect the state of her husband. Wearing a green or a white shirt in a dream denotes piety. Wearing a blue shirt in a dream may not be praiseworthy. Wearing a red shirt in a dream means fame, while a yellow shirt in a dream means an illness.
A wet shirt in a dream means obstacles in one’s travels.
If one’s wet shirt dries in the dream, it means that his hurdles have been removed. Wearing a shirt without a collar, a pocket, buttons, or button holes in a dream means wearing one’s shroud at the time of his preparation for burial. Wearing a shirt with stripes in a dream means travels, or it could mean performing a pilgrimage. Wearing a shirt that does not properly cover one’s body in the dream means falling short in performing one’s religious duties. Wearing a black shirt in a dream means sorrow, distress and worries. Wearing one’s shirt inside-out in a dream means reversal ofone’s condition, or having a loathsome and a forbidden type of sexual relationship with one’s wife from the anus.
A shirt in a dream also represents one’s house or shelter.
If one’s shirt is torn in half vertically in a dream, it means relief from anxiety or depression. Ifone’s shirt is torn from the back in a dream, it means that one will suffer from defamation, or be falsely accused of sexually harassing or abusing a woman. Ifone’s shirt is torn from the front in the dream, then it becomes a proof of his guilt. Seeing the shirt of the Prophet Joseph (uwbp) in a dream means that an emissary of good intent will bring glad tidings, and for someone who is sufferingfrom eye problems, it means that he will recover his sight.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Any type of clothing, especially shirts, generally represent our worldly appearance or status. At times, they may represent our attitudes toward ourselves and others. Mostly, they represent the way that we appear to the world. They are not symbolic of our private self but rather of our public self.
A poor man wears a different shirt than a rich man.
A doctor wears a different shirt than a carpenter.
The type of clothing that we wear varies form situation to situation.
The type of shirts being worn will give you clues to the meaning of the dream and to your unconscious ideas about yourself and others.
If you are putting on many shirts, it suggests that you are somewhat confused about what you want to be or how you want others to see you. See also: Clothing... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The image that you project to the outside world—how you would like to be seen—the role you play. This often is an indication of your economic state—the garment you wear when you’re dead and being laid out; or losing your shirt—meaning all you had left has been taken away.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Putting on or washing a shirt: you are popular and people will be there when you are in need. Taking a shirt off: pay special attention to your health. Wearing a dirty shirt: people accuse you of having done something wrong and it will be hard to disprove it. Changing shirts means leaving a relationship and finding a new love. Putting on a new shirt: good luck in your love life. Having many beautiful shirts: you will either get married soon or find new friends.
A torn shirt means carelessness!
Depth Psychology: The shirt in a dream might refer to erotic desires; it also indicates that you are afraid someone will expose something about you. See Clothes, Pants.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a shirt represents the image you want to show to the world, your public persona, and -image. Consider the type of shirt you are wearing and how it makes you feel. See Clothes.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream of a shirt, symbolizes your emotions or some emotional situation in your life.
The shirt you wear reveals your attitudes and awareness about a particular situation - so consider the shirt’s condition (ripped or neat, dirty or clean) and you will get a clue to your own feelings about something.
To dream that you are giving a shirt to someone, represents your self-sacrifice and generosity to others.
If you dream that you lose your shirt, it may suggest that you should get more organized in your life, especially when it comes to money.... My Dream Interpretation
A shirt, because it is permanently touching the skin, indicates a need for communication and affection. For this reason, dreaming that you wear a ripped shirt means that chances are you will suffer a sentimental loss. On the other hand, this piece also reveals the way in which you appear in front of others: your image.
If it is too ironed and fully buttoned it will show your conservatism, whereas if it is open and not tucked in it will express your free and unconventional spirit.
Gypsy tradition considers that the more colorful the shirt is in your dream, the luckier you will be.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
An article of clothing is always connected to self-expression.
The torso contains all of the vital organs and therefore relates to the way you process emotions and deal with vulnerability.
A shirt is the symbol of protecting yourself while simultaneously expressing your individuality. Consider the phrase “the shirt off your back” as relating to your personal sense of values that can be changed or exchanged with another’s.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
(a loose shirt or tunic) : if it was new and wide-spreading then it is interpreted upon 6 sides: a vision of religious people, shelter & living & pleasantness / perfume, leadership, acquiring of something wanted, happiness & good news.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
If a shirt features in your dream, it may have been an unconscious reminder to iron one when you awake. Otherwise puns may help with the interpretation. Are you overdependent on someone in waking life—clinging on to someone’s shirttails—or is someone overdependent on you.
If you rolled your sleeves up in your dream, is a forthcoming task looming large in waking life, or are you in danger of going bankrupt and ‘losing the shirt off your back’? A dream that features a shirt may be associated with gambling—putting one’s shirt—on a horse.
If you were choked by a tight collar, scarf or tie in your dream, your unconscious may have been drawing attention to feelings of restriction, maybe in relation to your work, as collars and neckties tend to be worn by professionals. A tie is sometimes a sexual symbol, but it also represents something that can choke feelings.
If the tie is colorful, this might represent a creative new approach. To dream of stitching a shirt or item of clothing suggests that repairs are needed in some areas of your life.
If you find yourself sewing a patch on your shirt, was your unconscious speaking in puns? Is there something in your life that needs patching up? Or have you been trying to hide something about yourself from others, such as the big heart you used to wear on your sleeve?... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream that you are saying swear words, suggests that you need to stop allowing others to harass you. Others see you as someone who they can take advantage of.
To hear others swear in your dream, indicates that you have overlooked an urgent matter or situation. Someone may even need to be rescued from some unusual circumstances. It may be your job to protect them.... My Dream Interpretation
Swearing or using bad language in your dream suggests hidden anger or fear. Both Jung and Fritz Perls believed that each dream character and object is an aspect of yourself. They believed our character is multifaceted and strives towards wholeness, so if your dream contained foul language, you might consider that the raunchy vocalizations are trying to get your attention. Maybe you are too timid in waking life and need to listen more to the parts of yourself that are forceful, pushy or lewd? If you find that someone is shouting at you in your dream, this may be a warning, urging you to slow down and think things through; it may also, however, be a greeting or applause for your achievements.
If you hear cheering in your dreams, this often indicates happy or triumphant feelings, although it could also be wish-fulfillment.... The Element Encyclopedia
Wearing a buttoned and a tight shirt, a blouse, or other apparel in a dream means experiencing tight circumstances, or reuniting with a traveller returning home, or it could mean marriage for an unwed person.
(Also see Clothing)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of a round full waist, denotes that you will be favored by an agreeable dispensation of fortune.
A small, unnatural waist, foretells displeasing success and recriminating disputes.
For a young woman to dream of a nice, ready-made shirt-waist, denotes that she will win admiration through her ingenuity and pleasing manners.
To dream that her shirt-waist is torn, she will be censured for her illicit engagements.
If she is trying on a shirt-waist, she will encounter rivalry in love, but if she succeeds in adjusting the waist to her person, she will successfully combat the rivalry and win the object of her love. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a person sees himself wearing a necklace made of pearls, it means he will commit the Holy Qur’aan to memory and he will become trustworthy and Allah-fearing. He will be a person with a huge family. He will be held in high esteem by men and women alike.
The more strings there are to such a necklace the greater will be his trustworthiness and esteem and family.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depending on the details of the dream, the color yellow could have positive or negative connotations.
If the dream has a pleasant or happy mood the yellow could represent enthusiasm, energy, vigor, and harmony. However, if the dream had an undesirable tone, the yellow could represent fear and the inability to make a decision or take action. See also: Colors... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Refers to intuition and intellect (also in the sense of awareness). Symbol for the color of the sun.
Yellow also stands for irritable feelings. It may also be a sign of mental illness that may be expressed, for instance, in the choice of yellow as a dominating color in paintings, such as those of Van Gogh.
The term “Yellow Peril” warns of mental and physical illness. This is a classic example of how a political term with an archetypal meaning has over time led to new associations, regardless of whether others share the same political opinion. Advertising works in a similar way.
If the yellow seems to have a golden tint to it— abundant harvest, intellectual activities. Dark or muddy / dirty yellow, on the other hand, means envy, greed, jealousy, and betrayal.
In Hinduism, yellow symbolizes the light of life; in Buddhism humility and freedom.
Goethe wrote “[Yellow] is a happy, alive, gentle color, but it can easily become uncomfortable and with the addition of even the slightest amount of another color, it becomes devalued, ugly, and dirty.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Yellow is a happy, encouraging color. In spite of its gentleness, however, it can easily slide into unpleasantness, because only the slightest addition can quickly make it look dirty, unattractive, greenish, or caustic. Yellow is the color of intuition, premonitions, and perceptions, however much it is easily irritated.
A warm yellow is the color of the radiant energy of the sun, enlightening and wanning at the same time.
Color Therapy: Yellow is a good color in cases of digestive problems, liver and gallbladder problems, diabetes, food allergies, low blood sugar, too much sexual energy, muscle tension and spasms, asthma, and depression.
Depth Psychology: Yellow is a symbol of your optimism, sunny disposition, the light, joy spirit, and your interest in new things. But it is also irritation, envy, extroversion, extreme motivation, and activity.... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of yellow signify that you are scared, timid, and afraid. Yellow is also associated with the sun, which stands for power, illumination, summertime, lightness of being, optimism and light. Consider the feeling tone. See Color.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Yellow may symbolize cowardice (‘yellow streak’); consciousness, awareness or intelligence; or - particularly if golden - a promise of something good and life-enhancing, or an intimation of your true self.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Yellow is the color of intuition, intelligence, thought, and mental clarity.
This color helps to fight anxiety while awaking creative talent (despite this, yellow is often hated by actors and other artists).
Dressing in yellow in dreams promises future happiness caused by an unforeseen event. According to gypsy tradition, yellow indicates a solar nature able to discern the best of each person and every single thing.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Yellow is the color of emotions and gut feelings and is appropriately centered in the solar plexus, creating a relationship with this area of the body and the color of the sun.
The solar plexus is where we experience our feelings and the rapid shift from one state to another. Associated with the adrenal glands, yellow connects to adrenaline, the chemical manufactured by the brain that creates anxiety, sudden bursts of energy, and the fight-or-flight response. This is reflected in the use of yellow to indicate caution in signage and traffic management. Of course, many emotional states are very pleasant, which is embodied by our experience of sunlight as warm and comforting.
Yellow in dreams is often thought to be a symbol of the intellect and the ability to think clearly. Therefore a dream that features yellow may indicate the dreamer’s thought processes, suggesting that they are thinking clearly. On the other hand, it may suggest someone who has no positive goals and who is drifting along in life.
If this is the case, the unconscious is urging the dreamer to take steps towards improving their self-confidence so that they can move forward in life.
The traditional association with yellow, however, is cowardice and in dreams, muddier shades of yellow may mean blocked intuition, betrayal and treachery, as well as feelings of fear and cowardice.
If the dream features bright yellow, this can suggest sunniness, joy and optimism in waking life. Yellow, like orange and gold, is associated with the sun and because the sun lights up our world and gives us warmth, these colors often impart a contented, sunny mood. Therefore if bright yellow features strongly in your dream, your unconscious may be encouraging you to cheer up. As a powerful source of energy, the sun also symbolizes intelligence and enlightenment, so if anyone in your dream was wearing yellow, it may have been drawing attention to their intellectual and energetic character. Could the dream have been urging you to adopt some of these qualities in waking life?
A yellow bird or animal may be tied to the notion of being liberated from some aspect of your life. Yellow food or drink may point to the need for extra sustenance to give you a physical or mental energy boost. Yellow flowers and plants are usually linking to creativity and change. Does this color appear in your dreams constantly in association with a certain symbol? If it does, then maybe you will find joy in association with that symbol if you allow yourself to. Keywords: The color yellow has both positive and negative connotations.
If the dream is a pleasant one, then the color yellow is symbolic of intellect, energy, agility, happiness, harmony, and wisdom. On the other hand, if the dream is an unpleasant one, then the color represents cowardice and indecision.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see a yellow bird flying about is an omen of good luck in financial affairs but not so good in affairs of the heart. Should the bird land on you in a friendly manner this denotes some ill fortune will cast a pall over your life for a short time.
To see this bird dead or sick then it foretells disaster in your affairs.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Yellow roses: jealous’ and alienation in your love relationship. Wilted roses: your love for another person is dying. Getting pricked by a thorn: you will face obstacles on your path and feel hurt in your love relationship.
Smelling the fragrance of a yellow rose in a dream means kissing a sick woman.
Joy and gladness
Joy and friendship.
For example, purple roses are exotic emotions, red is for passionate love, and yellow is for friendship.
The red rose may symbolize desire and passion, but it is also the national flower of England, although both the white rose and the mixed white and red Tudor rose are sometimes used as well. In the United States, different roses have very different functions: yellow roses are given for friendship, white roses are the flowers of weddings, whilst red roses are appropriate at funerals.