Dreams of a challenge symbolize that you are in the midst of a growth opportunity to deepen, strengthen, and perfect levels of mastery. Perhaps you are realizing a form of angelic support that will reveal your blessing in disguise. See Problem.
A spiritual challenge in dreams is one which takes us outside our comfort zone. This could show as a dream about a difficult journey for instance, an apparently insurmountable object or a descent into the underground. Ultimately we may find that it is not as difficult as we first thought.
Attending a concert may express concerns about your public image and whether you feel as though others are hearing you. It may also point to a desire to listen to music or to be entertained. Finally, it may suggest that you need to sit down and listen.
(Auditorium; Large hall) A large hall in a dream means comfort, overcoming financial difficulties, a helping wife, a good mistress of the house, a high ranking position that involves little danger, a highway sign, a praiseworthy son, a hard working employee, or a good investment. Ifthe hall is dark, dirty and filled with insects and spider webs in the dream, then it means the opposite.
Public or dance hall: how you relate to groups or the public; meeting sexuality, a place of initiation, maturing beyond old habits, ways of life and views—perhaps because civic ceremonies such as marriage, trials, social rewards, take place in hall-like environments.
Hallway: the way one meets other people or allows them into one’s life or intimacy, the receptive female reproductive function, connecting link with aspects of oneself. Example: ‘I find myself in the entrance hall of a very large house.
The hall is very large with curved staircases at either side meeting at the top to form a balcony. There is nobody about and I am frightened. I stan to walk up the stairs but then find myself hiding in the roof with very little space above my body’ (Mrs B).
The hall is probably Mrs B’s childbearing ability and her image of herself as a woman.
The words ‘little space above my body’ suggest her main area of life has always been her childbearing function or physical attractiveness as a woman, and she had not developed her mental self. See also corridor; white under colour.
Any passage can represent the passages within the body, for instance the vagina or the anus. Equally, on a psychological level, it signifies how we allow our personal space to be penetrated. Passages or corridors also represent the transitions between the various stages of our lives and how we handle the growth to maturity.
Author of The Content Analysis of Dreams and The Meaning of Dreams. Hall’s work with content analysis— which is looking at the personality of the dreamer through a series of dreams rather than a single dream—is expressed in a popular form in The Meaning of Dreams. With the entrance into home life of computers, easy content analysis has become much more available. See computers and dreams.
Dreams of Halloween signify that you are embracing and bringing awareness to the different masks you wear and to the social roles you play. This powerful dream is about embracing your shadow, the aspects of yourself which are the most difficult to love because your subconscious mind recognizes the value in fusing, unifying and integrating all aspects of yourself. Consider the feeling tone. See Mask, Shadow, Ghost and Integration Dreams.
If you dreamed of attending a Halloween party where everyone was in costume except you, this is a warning against false friends.
To dream that you wore a costume to the party signifies that you are putting on a false face toward others. Your true self is not being revealed and you are not being completely honest with people around you.
To dream of someone, or yourself, hallucinating indicates some misconception or misperception of reality. Whatever situations exist right now, everything is very unclear and uncertain, and caution is called for.
To have a hallucination in your dream symbolizes repressed emotions and feelings that you do not want to confront. Your dream could be telling you to be more alert and to express yourself more clearly. Alternatively, it refers to self-deception. What are you trying to hide?
1- When dreaming, there is an hallucinatory quality about everything that we see. We usually accept what we experience as real and in the actual dream state do not question. Scenes can change as quickly as the blink of an eye, faces can change, we can be looking at one thing then a few seconds later realise we are looking at something completely different. This is totally acceptable within the dream reality. It is only when we consider the dream afterwards that we realise how odd this may be. During dreams, things can take on qualities of other objects and of other feelings. Dreams can crcate a reality of their own, they do the unexpected - which in normal waking life would be totally illogical and surreal. Within this dream world we need to take a note of what is happening. We do not watch these with amusement, it seems simply that we observe what is going on. Even our own actions can take on an oddness. We may be doing things in a dream which in waking life we would never expect ourselves to do. Freed from the logical quality that mentors our ordinary everyday life, we can be liberated to create a totally different awareness of our own abilities, of our thought patterns and even our own past. We can often dream that we have done things in the past which we have never done, or we can prepare ourselves to do things in the future which again we would never expect to do.
2- Psychologically freeing the mind so it can ‘roam’ under its own speed allows hidden memories, images and thoughts to surface in such a way that we can handle the input when perhaps in real life we may not have been able to do so. We create a reality which suits an action, rather than creating an action which suits the reality.
For instance, an abused child may displace the activity into some kind of response that would be acceptable, not allowing the reality of the abuse to come through until such times as he or she was able to come to terms with it.
3- The hallucination that we experience in dreams can also be direct messages from the unconscious.
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.
Dreams are hallucinations and projections of our unconscious mind. However, if you dream of hallucinogenics/hallucinations, this represents the expansion of your mind, openness, compassion, understanding, wisdom, and that you are delving into foreign regions of your mind and spirit. You are exploring your imagination, creativity, and solutions to life’s challenges. See Drug.
(Corridor; Doorman) In a dream, a hallway represents a servant who controls and manages the business and life of his employer. It also represents a doorman, or one’s actions that guides him to his purpose, or one’s deeds that could lead him either to paradise or to hell-fire.
A hallway in a dream also represents one’s grave, since the grave is a hallway to either heaven or hell, or it may represent the steps of a sick person or a handicapped person. Its lights, size and the ease of crossing it in the dream reflect the outcome.
Dreams of a hallway signify that you are on the verge of stepping into a whole new space, because the hallway is the transition place between where you’ve been and where you are going. You are preparing for change, gearing up for a life altering occurrence. See Threshold.
To dream about a hallway represents the initial steps of a new journey. You will uncover your unknown true desires. This indicates a spiritual quest, but can also take on physical and emotional aspects as well. This is usually a sign of a changing aspect of your life.
There is not much significance to a hallway other then denoting an abnormal period of worry and concern, so this dream should be interpreted using the other symbols in the dream and reserving hallways under, ‘worries’.
You enter a magnificent lounge hall: your will obtain high status and material rewards; • Lounge floor collapse: you may hear sad news of your mother; • Lounge hall collapses: misfortune may strike your family
Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life.
Wholeness; an all round’ view or a rounded character. Ball: interaction between two people, sexual and otherwise (the ball’ is in your court), in that throwing the ball may show someone trying to get one’s attention and response. Ball games, being thrown a ball: challenges, prowess, competition in the game of life; having and letting go; sex play; masturbation; a man’s ‘balls’; wholeness. Idioms: have a ball, ball at one s feet; one’s eye on the ball; start the ball rolling; new ball game, play ball with someone; he has/hasn’t the balls. See the self under archetypes.
Looking at Town Hall: your chances are good for an honorary appointment or a good job. Walking into Town Hall: you need to deal with a difficult official situation. Doing business in Town Hall: like it or not, you will get a chance to learn from your mistakes!
Depth Psychology: You have to make an important decision. Go slow and think things through before you act! Sometimes Town Hall or its equivalent is a sign that you will receive helpful expert advice. See Government.