Who looks inside, awakens. You will find these throughout the website. Look for the parchment scrolls and click on them. They are portals to a page with deeper meaning. The aspects can be those that we reject, embrace or that we have neglected. The dream is all about us. It only appears as though the other objects are different from us.
Perhaps this is a metaphor for who we are in our waking lives as well. Remember that to be meaningful, these symbols need to resonate for you and should not be taken verbatim. These are symbols that appear frequently in my dreams and are not by any means all the possible symbols available to the dreamer. Dream Books have been around for centuries e. Earlier versions of dream books tended to reflect a folk etymology such as with earlier Summerians and Jews if one dreamed of an Olive tree the interpretation would depend on whether the fruit was still on the tree "you will advance in the world" , or after the olives had been harvested "you will be beaten down.
All see dreams as communiques from God. For example, in Islam there is a quote, "Dreams of the prophets are divine inspirations. Depending on the sect of each religion the interpretation of dreams is either encouraged or discouraged. There are sections of the Bible that discourage dream interpretation, considering it a vanity to do so Ecclesiastes, Ch. Of course dream symbols are strongly affected by culture and subculture that includes religion and regional meanings.
It is beyond the scope of this web to list all the possible meanings for many of the symbols included here, but feel free to add your own if these don't seem to fit. There are, however, several archetypal dream images that all cultures seem to share by virtue of our common humanity.
For an overview of these shared dream images you might want to jump to the following page, "Dream Symbol Archetypes". The first part of dealing with a dream's meaning after having written it down is to separate out the various images and symbols and then look for themes and connections between these images.
Go to the page labeled " How to interpret " for more clues. For many of these symbols I've not designated whether it's the dreamer or another person displaying the action, or feeling. This is because all dreams relate to you, the dreamer, either in that the symbols describe some part of you or your relationship with others, but you are the central character in all cases. This is, of course an incomplete list, but will give you a flavor of what awaits you in The Dragon's Treasure. Over the past year I have been compiling and elaborating on these images in preparation for publishing a codex that should prove useful to any dreamer who wishes to decode the inner world of their dreams.
Isolation, feeling unwanted, anxiety about losing someone e. Let go of your old attitudes. A more direct and literal interpretation of this dream may be that you have a fear of being deserted, abandoned, or even betrayed. It may stem from a recent loss or a fear of losing a loved one. The fear of abandonment may manifest itself into your dream as part of the healing process and dealing with losing a loved one.
It may also stem from unresolved feelings or problems from childhood. Alternatively, the dream may indicate that you are feeling neglected or that your feelings are being overlooked.
Perhaps the dream is a metaphor that you need to approach life with "reckless abandon" and live more freely. Some mystics have suggested that one needs to abandon their attachments to things, beliefs and ideas in order to see their true self; in order to see reality as it really is. If in ruins, then feelings of hopelessness see church. When it happens to you, it's feeling influenced, manipulated, or controlled by another person or event.
When you abduct another, it could be your desire to control them. Perhaps you need to let go of something a feeling, relationship, grudge, something from the past? Intuitive or primordial wisdom self i.
Do you need to be more in touch with your intuitive self? The loss of something new or something that has died, such as a relationship. Perhaps you're blocking your own growth and development?
If someone else in the dream is having an abortion, then perhaps the relationship isn't growing. Could you be feeling inferior to something or someone? If verbally abused in the dream are you feeling victimized? If it's a child, is your own inner child being suppressed? Great depth, profound, infinite. If you fear it or are about to fall into it, it might be the fear of losing control or failure or death. It can also represent the unconscious mind, or where the shadows of your personality lay.
This is most likely not a harbinger of doom as in a precognizant dream. Where might you be avoiding change? Intense social and sexual issues. Where is your growth and development most intense? This could be a way of the dream to bring attention to something or you bringing attention to yourself. Surrendering, as in "What do you need to give in to? There are three stages here, each with their separate symbolism.
There are archetypes of the old man, old woman, and the child that give meaning to age as well. Rapid movement across distance, perhaps the leaving things or people behind. What kind of change are you in a hurry for? To add further meaning, note whether you are just boarding the plane, which might indicate the desire for change as opposed to being on the plane as being in the process of change. Note feelings here because they will tell you something about what is going on with you regarding the meaning.
A crashing plane might indicate your concern about failure. Making changes or a desire for something different. It could also be a departure point for something new. An agent of change, magical messenger, conjurer of new things, transformation. Feeling of being an outsider or some part of you that you worry might be strange or different. Sometimes it may be speaking to some potential in you you add the judgment of whether the potential is good or bad. Feelings of being isolated or loneliness.
What part of you is isolated? Rescue or being saved. There is an emergency quality to this symbol, especially if combined with an injury. It may also be asking you to pay attention to some illness you are experiencing in your waking life. Religious concepts or a guardian angel. Sometimes it may be about your desire for guidance or compassion.
The angel can be a guide to higher consciousness or an epiphany. It can be the symbol for self-realization. The angel can be a messenger, as was Gabriel who foretold the coming of Jesus and gave Mohammed the Qur'an.
Angles gave most prophets their responsibilities. Angels can also symbolize the arbiter between your ego-self and your true nature. Anger can represent that you are repressing your anger about something or that your unacknowledged anger is causing health problems.
Sometimes in your waking life, you may have the belief that it is not appropriate or safe to express anger. In dreams, you should allow its expression. This can help make it possible for you to be more assertive in your waking life. It can also provide relief for pent-up feelings. Jung looked at people as though they had two distinctly different spirits; Spirit of the Times that which you live in culturally and sub-culturally and the Spirit of the Depths the soul, or essence of who you are.
Both the sleeping dream and the waking dream present emotional data that speaks to an imbalance in one's life. And sometimes this feeling of depression is a call from the Spirit of the Depths that one is becoming too dependent on the Spirit of the Times. One may need to trust more in the quietness of their soul than the sound and fury of the outer world.
This is a huge category, and I will only be naming the few that I have come across. Animals in general can be speaking to your drives and feelings about events and people with the usual social controls lifted. I have had dreams with animals nurturing their young and have interpreted this to mean something about my parenting role or relationship with my children.
Native Americans assigned Totem Spirits to a variety of animals with the nature of the animal representing the nature of the spirit. These totems would watch out over a person or group of people such as a family or tribe, sometimes for generations. Some people think that totems and spirit guides and witches familiars are very similar in nature.
Basically, animals in dreams represent our instinctual feelings. This extends to the waking life as well in that some therapists have a dog in the therapy room and watch the dog's reaction to the patient entering the room, or during a session, in order to get clues as to the patient's emotional state.
Feelings of being attacked or overwhelmed. Who or what else is in the dream may give some clue as to who or what is attacking.