Abbey / Monastery in dream

If you saw this structure clearly and in daylight, it is generally a good omen. Peace of mind and freedom from anxiety will soon be yours.

If seen in gloom or at night, it predicts sadness of a temporary nature. Safe places (could be temporary), sanctuary, perhaps help is on its way, coming to you. Sanctuary; temporary safety.

To dream that you are in an abbey is confirmation that you are safe and have no cause to worry needlessly, though this safety may only be temporary.

To come upon an abbey unexpectedly is a sign that there is help around the corner. Apply this to any worries you may have and look at the other symbols in the dream and how they relate to this. 


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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see an abbey in ruins, foretells that your hopes and schemes will fall into ignoble incompletion.

To dream that a priest bars your entrance into an abbey, denotes that you will be saved from a ruinous state by enemies mistaking your embarrassment for progress.

For a young woman to get into an abbey, foretells her violent illness.

If she converses with a priest in an abbey, she will incur the censure of true friends for indiscretion.

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The Fabric of Dream

Not mentioned by Artemidorus. Dream-books define this dream as one of comfort, peace of mind, etc.

The symbolism of sanctuary is obvious.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Cloister. Even though the abbey or cloister has no real meaning in today’s world, in a dream it points to the fact that the person is looking for something.

The Latin word monasterium points to “mon aster”—your own star, your own self (that Jung compares to God). Peace, spiritualization, meditation, and quietness lead you to self, but so does discipline. You have discovered your path and must follow it.

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The Complete Dream Book

To dream that a priest prevents your entering an abbey is a prediction that your enemies will be powerless to effect your ruin.

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

A dream in which an abbey is depicted reveals your overall state of happiness and complacency. It represents the spiritual, serenity, freedom from stress and worries and the certainty of assistance. If, however, the abbey is depicted as shattered or destroyed, this insinuates the distortion and collapse of your aspirations and dreams.

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

Looking upon this type of structure clearly and in broad daylight, generally you can consider this a good omen. Being a very good sign you can expect peace of mind and substantial freedom from anxiety.

If you see in Abbey in gloom or fog at night it indicates sadness, but it should only the temporary in nature.

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Mystic Dream Book

Anything connected with a church shows peace of mind and freedom from anxiety.

The more important the structure, the better the prospect.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an abbey symbolize your own inner sanctuary and connection to your spiritual path. Because abbeys are exclusively for men, this dream can also represent fraternity, suppressed sexuality or homosexuality. See Brotherhood.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

See religious buildings in buildings

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. One’s inner state is peaceful, anxiety free.

2. If the abbey is damaged, something is intruding on one’s ability to achieve peacefulness.

3. If the structure is seen in clear weather, a hint good things are on their way, which will result in a diminu­tion of anxiety.

4. If the abbey is seen in fog or bad weather, then bad news is on the way which may result in sadness, but this will fade.

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If you saw this structure clearly and in daylight, it is generally a good omen. Peace of mind and freedom from anxiety will soon be yours.

If seen in gloom or at night, it predicts sadness of a temporary nature. Safe places (could be temporary), sanctuary, perhaps help is on its way, coming to you. Sanctuary; temporary safety.

To dream that you are in an abbey is confirmation that you are safe and have no cause to worry needlessly, though this safety may only be temporary.

To come upon an abbey unexpectedly is a sign that there is help around the corner. Apply this to any worries you may have and look at the other symbols in the dream and how they relate to this. 

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Sanctuary; temporary safety To dream that you are in an abbey is confirmation that you are safe and need not worn* needlessly; though this safety may only be temporary To come upon an abbey unexpectedly is a sign that there is help around the corner Apply this to any worries you may have and look at the other symbols in the dream and how they relate to this.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Desire to be by oneself.

2. Desire to be religious.

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Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of seclusion and trying to hide yourself from the world

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The Language of Dreams

(see Church, Holy Ground, Sanctuary, Temple) Religious or spiritual confines and strictures that have distinct tenets and taboos.

The attempt or desire to maintain total religious autonomy through sequestration.

The counsel here is caution, being certain that seclusion is the right answer to your questions or problems.

Reclusiveness that may or may not be in your best interest. Remember that by trying to avoid something, we often end up running right into it!

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Mystic Dream Book

Worldly affairs will prosper.

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