Death By Boat | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Death Boat

AGONY OF DEATH

If one sees himself struggling with death in a dream, it means arguing about his religion, or doubt about God’s revelations. Death rattling in a dream also signifies preparing to take a journey, marriage of an unmarried person, moving from one house to a new one, changing one’s trade or repaying one’s debt, or divorcing one’s wife.

If one sees himself in agony in his deathbed, combating the throes and pangs of death in a dream, it means that he is unjust toward himself or others.

(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BOAT

Boat signals forecast bright prospects, if upon clear water.

If the water is unsettled and turbulent, cares and unhappy changes threaten the dreamer.

If with a gay party you board a boat without an accident, many favors will be showered upon you. Unlucky the dreamer who falls overboard while sailing upon stormy waters. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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BOAT

Type of spiritual support; see “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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BOAT

1. Traveling through emotions.

2. Life goals will be achieved.

3. Many difficulties ahead (rough water). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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BOAT

(Ferry; Ferryboat; Fireboat; Fishing boat; Ship; Star) In a dream, a fishing boat represents profits and benefits.

To sail on an unknown boat or to pilot a boat or to give orders to sailors who are operating it in a dream means marriage to a woman from a country to which the boat belongs, or it could mean doing business in that land.

To ride on a ferryboat in a dream means receiving God’s benevolence and kindness in crossing over danger.

A boat in a dream also represents one’s relatives. Thus, whatever atmospheric conditions the skies exhibits during the crossing or during a journey by boat, they will manifest in one’s family. In a dream, a fireboat means dispelling anxieties, overcoming distress and adversities.

(Also see Carpenter; Helm; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BOAT

Symbolic of a vehicle for ministry or the way someone lives their life ... Christian Dream Symbols

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BOAT

Your boat passes under a bridge: you are on a safe track towards your goal • You ride on a fast-sailing boat: you will be on a fast track to a great financial and social success • You ride on a tattered boat or chariot: y... Chine Dream Interpretation

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BOAT

As mentioned in all relevant dream symbols, bodies of water represent your unconscious, your emotions and your accumulated soul experiences. Depending on the content of the dream, several different interpretations could be made.

The boat in your dream could represent you and the manner you navigate through your emotions. It could symbolize the voyage of your life, an adventure and exploration of your unconscious, or a connection to the people in your dream by pointing out something that all of you have in common (in the same boat). When interpreting this dream, consider the kind of voyage and the type of boat. Superstition-based dream interpretation books say that if the voyage is calm, you should go forward with your plans. However, if it is a very stormy voyage, get ready for an emotional upset (or challenge). ...But O the ship, the immortal ship! O ship aboard the ship! Ship of the body, ship of the soul, voyaging, voyaging, voyaging.  -- Walt Whitman... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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BOAT

See Ship.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

BOAT

(see Anchor, Water)

Potential and opportunity-.

The proximity of the ship indicates either how aware you are of the possibilities, or how long it will be before they manifest.

Your health. Like other vehicles (see by type), the condition of the boat may inform you about your physical status.

For example, the lack of wind could equate to lung problems like asthma.

Adventure, and the yearning for same. In Arabia, the Corsairs were people who lived and died by the sea, and reveled in the freedom and challenges the open water offered.

Transitions and movement. This could indicate concern over a forthcoming change in residence or status.

Stagnant or anchored: W brry that your life isn’t moving the way you feel it should.

The feeling that everything is at a standstill.

Sailing without you: Either missed opportunity, or a type of desertion dream.

Life’s voyage and new horizons. Like Columbus locating America, you are embarking on a voyage of self-discovery.

Taking a journey by boat may equate to literal or figurative death, as ferries and boats figure heavily into myths of how the spirit goes from one existence to the next.... The Language of Dreams

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BOAT

If the weather is stonny and the water rough, it predicts a change for the worse in the fortunes of the dreamer.

To fait overboard from a boat is an indication that you wilt fail in your next business venture.... The Complete Dream Book

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BOAT

Symbol: The boat is a symbol of your personality, pan of what you need in order to move forward in the ocean of life!

Vision: Seeing a boat means a trip or a change in life.

If the water is clear, things are destined to go well. Murky water means misfortune or a mishap on a trip or in your life. Getting hit by a storm while riding in a boat—or falling out of a boat: postpone a planned trip or action. See Ship.

Depth Psychology: Seeing a boat in a dream is a sign that your life is about to change. Since a boat usually is in the water, the dream mean that you feel you’re on “shaky ground.” A boat, like the Auto, Train, or Airplane might be a symbol of your life’s journey.

The condition of the “transport device” will show you what your actual situation is. In Greek mythology, the boat is a symbol of the journey “to the other side,” to the “dominion of the dead”—or a symbol of your journey into a new phase of life. See Water.... Dreamers Dictionary

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BOAT

The boat is a dream symbol for your life and/or business, and the dreamer must pull together all the aspects of this dream to approximate the meaning, such as: the water, whether it is clear, murky, inland lakes, or oceans, was the boat moving, etc., so look up all the dream symbols you can remember and you should be able to glean the sense of your dream. Don’t forget to consider idioms; don’t rock the boat, we are all in the same boat, and so on.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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BOAT

Dreams of a boat symbolize that you are floating just above the depths of your unconsciousness and the mysterious ocean of your sacred feminine nature.

A boat can also symbolize your ability to flow with the currents of life or can reflect how you handle commitments in relationships. Consider the feeling tone. See Wave and Ocean.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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BOAT

To sail in a boat or ship on smooth waters is lucky. On rough waters, it is unlucky.

To fall into water indicates great peril. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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BOAT

A boat in your dream symbolizes how well you cope and express your emotions.

If you’re “smooth sailing”, you’re good at handling your feelings. It’s also a lucky dream.

If the waters are rough, you need to work on this aspect of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

BOAT

See Ship.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

BOAT

The interpretation of this dream depends on its other aspects, such as the condition of the water, clear or murky, rough or smooth, river, lake, or ocean; at anchor or moving speedily or slowly.

You may take it that the boat is a dream symbol for your life and the details must be applied in relation to it See also Ship.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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BOAT

Your emotional self.

If at the helm you are in control; if your boat is drifting, you are not in charge of your emotional life.

If sinking you are allowing your emotions to pull you under, so take a good look at what is pulling you down in day to day living. Through self-examination, making positive choices, you can change negative emotional trips.... The Dream Books Symbols

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BOAT

In ancient times, boats were worshiped in Mesopotamia, Crete, and Egypt, as they were associated with certain deities. In oneiric terms, boats symbolize the ability to communicate with people who, by the way they think, feel, or live, are far from you. So, dreaming that you take a boat trip heralds the beginning of a new phase of your life or a new relationship. By contrast, a sinking ship warns against a breakup. Boats can also represent a journey through your emotions. Depending on the condition and status of the water, the meaning changes.

If it is agitated it means that you feel tense about your feelings.

If it is calm you are working calmly. And in the case you lose the boat you may have lost an exceptional opportunity. (See WATER, SHIP, and SHIPWRECK)

In mythology it is said that boats are the means to go from one world to another. Given its symbolism, this dream shows the passage between personal stages. You may be conducting a decisive change in your life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

BOAT

You may be skimming the surface of deep emotional issues below the surface. Any vehicle in a dream refers us to our paths in life.

A boat travels over water, the universal symbol for anything that deals with the emotions.

The size and type of boat in your dream will illuminate your current ability to navigate emotional issues based on resources and levels of skill.

The water itself connects with the nature of the emotional territory in which you currently find yourself.

The destination of your trip will offer insight into what may be causing an upsurge of emotion and what you hope the outcome will be if you are successful in arriving at your intended destination.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

BOAT

See Ship.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

BOAT / SHIP

To dream of a sailboat is to be complacent However, if it is in stormy seas, then you are going to find yourself extremely busy.

A sailboat is also a means of transport and, as such, should be considered as another form of symbolizing spiritual progression. It would be of a lighter, almost dilettante form.

A steamship, another method of transportation, would be a slow but steady form.

A lifeboat is not transportation per se. so it may symbolize a need to escape; trying to get out of a difficult situation. See also individual boat types... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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BOAT / SHIP

Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘the final journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure and in antiquity were seen as the bearers of gods and kings.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOAT / SHIP

Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.

To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.

To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOAT / SHIP

Material aspects: To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with both our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we feel that we are in control of our lives. You may also like to consult the entries for journey and transport.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOAT GUY

Creative thoughts that “keep you afloat”. ... Expansions Dream Dictionary

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BOAT OR SHIP

If you dream that you are sailing, and that the water is smooth, it indicates some fortunate business, or happiness in married life.

If the water is rough, then you will have to face many difficulties.

If you fall into the water, then your troubles will prove too much for you.... Mystic Dream Book

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BOAT RIDE

Vision: A boat ride is an indication that you arc not pursuing your goals forcefully enough. Dreaming about passing through a narrow spot means that you need to concentrate, pay more attention. Dreaming about two people riding in the boat may be a sign that a relationship is becoming too restricting, or that an emotional impasse needs attention so that both people in the boat can reach the shore.... Dreamers Dictionary

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BOAT, CANOE, SAILBOAT, SHIP, ETC

Seen in a clear stream, a dream of happiness; to see one sink indicates disappointment; to fall from one, great dangers; to sail on smooth water, happiness and prosperity; on muddy water, trouble (Raphael). Here the symbolism requires no explanation. Bayley, however, says that the original meaning of the word bateau, or boat, is derived from the word beatus, or happy.... The Fabric of Dream

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BOAT, SHIP

Our journey through the seas of life and how we meet the rough and smooth experiences, as with following example.

The dream occurred a few weeks before a break­down centering on the dreamer’s wife leaving him. ‘I am in a large glass boat with my wife.

The sea is very rough and I am afraid the boat will sink’ (Ron D).

Many boat/ship dreams depict something else: a situation we are involved in with other people which is difficult to get out of, such as marriage, business partnership, armed forces. Keel: basic personal strengths. Bows: one’s strength to meet life’s changes. Rudder: sureness about direction in life.

The ship sinking : fear of relationship ending—could be children leaving mother, so the collective ‘boat journey’ has finished; illness; death. Leaving boat but leaving bag on it: lack of identity, alone—perhaps when children have gone or job ended. Lots of small boats: other people’s relationships. Small boat with one other person: one’s relationship with that per­son. Going on a cruise: desiring relationship with others, or to be a pan of other people’s lives. Boat journey by night: classic archetype of searching for one’s roots in life; the journey into the unconscious. Anchored boat: security; stable relationship; opposite of drifting. Motorboat: similar to car, but more sense of isolation or aloneness. Ferryboat: if across a river, death, end of a relationship; transition from one phase of life to another. Disembarking: leaving a phase of life, such as moth­erhood or marriage. Embarking alone: independence or lone­liness. Idioms: burn one’s boats; in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat; ships that pass in the night; ship comes in; a tight ship. See submarine. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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BOAT, SHIP

also see Journeys

1- To dream about a boat or a ship very often indicates how we cope with our own emotions and those of others. It may well represent how we navigate our way through life and whether we arc in control of our lives.

2- To dream of being alone in a small boat means we need to consider how we handle isolation and the ability to be alone.

To dream of being on a large ship alerts us to how we handle group relationships.

To dream of missing a boat is often the dream of a perfectionist who fears missing chances or opportunities.

3- Boats represent our attitude to death and ‘The Final Journey’. They can also represent fertility and adventure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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BOAT, SMALL

Vision: If you are crossing a raging river in a small boat: you are facing great difficulties right now, but things will get sorted out.

Depth Psychology: A small boat makes it possible for you to reach “the other side”—even if you have to depend on something or someone. Have you made reaching your goal more complicated than it has to be? Are you acting too slowly? See Boat, Ship, Yacht.... Dreamers Dictionary

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BOATS

Boats in our dreams ride on the waves and the surface of the subconscious, so they are connected to the emotional and creative currents of life.

An ocean liner, carrying a large cargo of people and often goods, may or may not make it to port in our dreams.

If it does, it would suggest that you will reap the riches you deserve.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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BOATS

It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream as to its interpretation.

A ferry or piloted boat holds all the symbolism of the journey across the river styx after death. Today it signifies the giving up of selfish desires. Having been able to do this, we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of living.

A small rowing boat would suggest an expedition of emotional discovery but one often undertaken alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey done with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new horizons but in the company of others. Early seafarers referred to their ships as ‘she’ largely, it is thought, because of the close dependence they had on them for life and because they were difficult to manage. Today ships have lost that personal association. What a boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.G. Running aground, pulling into harbour etc.

To dream of disembarking indicates the end of a project, successful or otherwise.

If we dream of missing a boat it shows we have not paid enough attention to detail to a project in our waking lives. Also consult the individual entry for boat / ship.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BOATS

(1) Because of their connections with water, boats may symbolize (some aspect of) the feminine, either with a plainly sexual reference or with reference to the unconscious (in the case of a male dreamer, the reference may be specifically to the anima), or with reference to mother or Great Mother. See also Mother.

(2) Leaying one’s own shores for a foreign country may symbolize entry into the unconscious insofar as the latter is unknown and frightening - alien, in fact.

(3) If the boat is crossing a narrow stretch of water, it may symbolize death or some other transition: for example, moving from one phase of life to another, or making a new start and a clean break from the past. See also Dead / Death, Ferry.

(4) If in the dream you miss the boat, the meaning would seem to be obvious: you have failed to take advantage of an opportunity that has offered itself - perhaps an opportunity to open new vistas in your life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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DEAD / DEATH

Dreams about the dead or about death are not usually omens of literal death, although they may indicate anxiety about death. Violent death may represent anger and aggression, although much depends on the more general tone or “atmosphere” of the dream. When the dreamer dies but is not particularly unhappy or distraught in the dream, death often symbolizes the letting go (or “death”) of an old part of the self or the destruction of a prior stage of life.

This kind of dream death is, in other words, a symbol of self-transformation.

A lifeless corpse, on the other hand, may represent a feeling of devitalization—a kind of death in life that comes from adhering to a lifeless routine. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Grave, Hearse).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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DEAD OR DEATH

This omen depends upon the circumstances, but on the whole, it concerns other people, not the dreamer.

If you speak to friends or relatives who are Dead, it means news of some living friend or relation; if you touch or kiss them, the news will be of a sorrowful nature.

To dream of a Death means news of a birth.... Mystic Dream Book

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DEATH

To dream of seeing any of your people dead, warns you of coming dissolution or sorrow. Disappointments always follow dreams of this nature.

To hear of any friend or relative being dead, you will soon have bad news from some of them. Dreams relating to death or dying, unless they are due to spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to the novice in dream lore when he attempts to interpret them.

A man who thinks intensely fills his aura with thought or subjective images active with the passions that gave them birth; by thinking and acting on other lines, he may supplant these images with others possessed of a different form and nature. In his dreams he may see these images dying, dead or their burial, and mistake them for friends or enemies. In this way he may, while asleep, see himself or a relative die, when in reality he has been warned that some good thought or deed is to be supplanted by an evil one.

To illustrate: If it is a dear friend or relative whom he sees in the agony of death, he is warned against immoral or other improper thought and action, but if it is an enemy or some repulsive object dismantled in death, he may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy. Often the end or beginning of suspense or trials are foretold by dreams of this nature. They also frequently occur when the dreamer is controlled by imaginary states of evil or good.

A man in that state is not himself, but is what the dominating influences make him. He may be warned of approaching conditions or his extrication from the same. In our dreams we are closer to our real self than in waking life.

The hideous or pleasing incidents seen and heard about us in our dreams are all of our own making, they reflect the true state of our soul and body, and we cannot flee from them unless we drive them out of our being by the use of good thoughts and deeds, by the power of the spirit within us. See Corpse. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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DEATH

See “dead”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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DEATH

1. Feelings of renewal after loss, changes.

2. Release of unde­sirable personality traits (death of self ).

3. Repressed hostility (another person).

4. Reverse: good health (death of self ). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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DEATH

In a dream, death signifies religious failure, corruption and rising in status in the world. This interpretation applies if one is carried on a bier or on a litter and his funeral is accompanied with crying and lamentation except if he is buried in the dream. Ifone witnesses his own burial in the dream, then it means that his case is hopeless and that he will be seized by the world. One’s followers or assisting entourage will be as many as those who walk in his funeral in the dream. However, he will conquer people and ride over their shoulders. Ifone dies in his dream but does not have the look of dead people and there is no crying over his death or a funeral in the dream, it means that one of his properties will be torn down, or that a room in his house will collapse, or that a wall will cave in, or it could mean that a pillar will breakdown. Such a dream also may signify weakness in one’s religious standing or blindness of his heart. Despite that, he will live a long life.

If one dies in a dream and finds himself looking like a dead person, and if his body is washed and wrapped in a shroud, it also means weakness in his religion. All the sorrow and crying one sees in this case, represents his rising in rank and promotion in the world. Death in a dream also signifies travels, or it could mean poverty. One’s death and burial in his dream also means that he will die short of repentance. Ifone comes out of his grave after his burial in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sins before dying. Death in a dream also signifies marriage, for a deceased person is washed and perfumed, and a bridegroom also takes a bath and anoints himself with perfumes on his wedding day.

If one dies and is carried over people’s shoulders, though they do not bury him in the dream, it means that he will conquer his enemy and should he qualify for leadership, he will attain it.

To come back to life after dying in a dream means that one will become rich and dispense with poverty, or it could mean that he will repent for his sins. This dream also means the safe home coming of a traveller.

The death of an unknown woman in a dream means absence of rain or dearth, and if she comes back to life in the dream, it means rain. In general, the death of a woman in a dream means the death of a child in wakefulness and vice-versa.

If a deceased person tells someone in a dream that he did not die, it means that he is blessed in the hereafter. Carrying a deceased person in a dream means carrying the provisions or .ood supplies of an irreligious and an ungodly person. Carrying a dead person in a different way than one carries a deceased person to bury him in a dream means acquiring unlawful money. Carrying a deceased person to bury him in a dream means working for the governor.lfone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about forsaking his religious attendance during his lifetime.

If one sees the dwellers of the graveyards coming out of their grave to eat people’s harvest or food supplies in a dream, it means rising of food prices. Ifhe sees them drinking from the wells in a dream, it means that a great plague will befall that town.

If one sees a deceased person die, then if he walks in his funeral in the dream, it means that someone among his children or in the family of that person will shortly die.

If no crying or sorrow follows his death, then it means that someone in his progeny will get married. What a deceased person says about himself in a dream is true, for he has reached the abode of truth and he can exercise no falsehood in that abode.

If a deceased person tells something in a dream, and ifit does not take place, then it means that one is experiencing confused dreams. Ifone sees a deceased person well dressed in a white or a green garment, smiling and happy in a dream, it means that he is in that state one witnessed in his dream. Otherwise, if one sees him disheveled, dirty, frowning or crying in a dream, this also denotes his condition in the hereafter. Ifone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that his condition is contingent upon the satisfaction of his debts and that he is awaiting the Divine justice to take its course. Performing a funeral prayer for deceased people in a dream means asking for forgiveness on their behalf or visiting their graves, or it could mean admonishing someone with a dead heart, or it could mean bidding farewell to travelling people or taking care of needy people.

If one’s wife dies and returns back to life in a dream, it means making profits from a plantation or a farm. Discovering a body of a deceased in a dream means finding money. Walking behind a deceased person in a dream means following his footsteps or emulating his trade or traditions, whether they be material or spiritual. Ifthe Imamof the country dies in a dream, it means destruction of that city by war. On the other hand, if one sees a city in ruins in a dream, it means that the Imam has died.

If one sees that he is immortal in a dream, it means the nearing of his death. Death in a dream also signifies being recalled to account for a major sin or a crime.

To die in a dream with no apparent reason or illness and to exhibit no features of a dead person means longevity.

To suffer from death-pangs in a dream means being unjust to oneselfor to others.

To sees oneselfdead and naked in a dream means poverty.

To see oneself dead and lying on a straw-mat or a carpet in a dream means prosperity and success in the world. Ifone sees himself dead lying on a litter in a dream, it means rising in rank. Ifhe is lying on a bed in the dream, it means benefits from one’s family.

If one hears about the death of an unknown person in a dream, it means a warning about his success in the world at the expense of his religious compromises.

If one’s son dies in a dream, it means that he will escape from an enemy.

If one’s daughter dies in a dream, it means despair from relief.

If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means his freedom. Otherwise, ifhe is entrusted with something, it means that he will be required to deliver it back to its rightful owner.

If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will get married.

If a sick person gets married in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.

If a married person dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will divorce his wife or break a business partnership or separates from his brothers, sisters and friends, or it could mean that he may emigrate to another country. Otherwise, ifhe has already migrated from his homeland, it means that he will return to it. Death in a dream has positive connotation for someone in fear of something or a sad person or a sick person.

The death of one’s brothers in a dream means the death of one’s enemies, or it could mean saving one’s capital. Walking amidst dead people in a dream means befriending some hypocrites. Walking in the company of a deceased person in a dream means undertaking a long journey, or it could mean profits from one’s travels. Eating the flesh of a dead person in a dream means enjoying a long life.

If one discovers that he died suddenly in a dream, it means that he will rejoice.

If a deceased person eats something in a dream, it means that such a commodity will become expensive.

If one sees himself laying on a washing table in a funeral home in a dream, it means that his sins will be washed away and that his debts will be paid.

If a deceased person asks someone to wash his cloth in a dream, it means that he needs the prayers and forgiveness of the person who saw him in his dream, or it could mean that one needs him to pay a debt he left behind or to ask people to forgive him his sins or to fulfill his will.

If one washes the deceased person’s clothes in the dream, it means that the deceased person will become free from his burdens in the hereafter. Transporting dead people to the cemetery in a dream means that one is doing something right.

If he transports them to the marketplace in a dream, it means that he needs something, or that his merchandise will be sold quickly.

If one sees that a deceased person has returned to life in a dream, it means that one will recuperate somethinghe considered it dead, or ifhe happens to be going through difficulties, it means that his adversities will dissipate.

If a deceased person comes back to life in a dream, it also means that his progeny will benefit from something he left.

If he looks beautiful, happy and well dressed in the dream, it means that such happiness will become the inheritance of his descendants.

If one sees a deceased person busy, worried and ill dressed in a dream, it means that he is engaged in a struggle that can only subside by the will of God Almighty.

If he is sick in the dream, it means that he is answerable to God Almighty for his religious negligence.

If the deceased person’s face looks dark or opaque in the dream, it means that he died as an unbeliever.

If one sees a deceased person sprightly, pleasant and casual in a dream, it means that one’s dream is mere hallucination, or that he is experiencing disturbed dreams, for dead people do notjoke and have their own duties to respond to. Ifone’s deceased father or mother come back to life in a dream, it means relieffrom distress and abolishing of his fears. This is particularly stronger when one’s deceased mother is seen in the dream. Resurrecting a deceased person in a dream means giving guidance to an unbeliever or admonishing an innovator. This also could mean admonishing heedless people who will repent for their sins.

If one sees a deceased person die again in a dream, it means that someone by the same name will shortly die.

If a deceased person complains about a migraine headache in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about his religious negligence or his injustices or his abominable attitude toward his father or mother.

If the deceased person complains about his eyes in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about what he owes to his wife or about her dower or about a will or a trust he wasted. Ifhe complains about his left arm, it means that he is being questioned about the rights of his brother, sister, son or business partner or a false oath he made.

If the deceased person complains about his side in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about cutting off his relations or clan or failing to fulfil his obligations toward his household.

If he complains about his legs in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about wasting his life in corruption and falsehood. Ifhe complains about his feet in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about a wealth he spends in falsehood and on the path of heedlessness he walked.

A woman and a man in such dreams are the same. Like that, each limb provides for a specific stand one took during his lifetime in this world.

(See Body’).

If a living person gives a deceased person something to eat or drink in a dream, it means loss of money.

If he gives a deceased person a garment in the dream, it means adversity or an illness.

If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream his own shroud to wear in a dream, it means his death.

If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream a cloak or an adorned shirt in a dream, it means gaining what the deceased person acquired of knowledge, wealth, blessings or status during his lifetime.

The shirt means livelihood and the cloak means dignity and honor.

If the deceased person gives him some food to eat in the dream, it means receiving lawful earnings from an unexpected source.

If the deceased person gives him honey in the dream, it means acquiring a booty. Anything one receives from a deceased person in a dream means good news and a blessed gift in general.

If a deceased person takes one by the hand and walks with him in a dream, it means receiving money from an unexpected source. Talking with deceased 114 people in a dream means longevity. Kissing a renowned person who had passed away in a dream means acquiring something from his knowledge, wisdom or inheritance, or it could mean receiving benefits from his descendants. Talking to dead people in a dream means having ingratitude toward one’s family or friends.

If a sick person sees himself kissing a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.

If a healthy person sees that same dream, it means that what he says is false. Having sexual intercourse with a deceased person in his grave in a dream means committing adultery or mixing with an evil person or losing money to a deceitful and a hypocritical person.

If one sees that a deceased woman has come back to life, and if he engages in sexual intercourse with her, then finds his body spattered with her ova and semen in a dream, it means that he has committed something which he regrets. Consequently he will suffer losses because of it.

To have a wedding with a deceased person and to move to his or her house in the dream means one’s own death. Walking behind a deceased person and entering an unknown house from which one does not come out again in the dream means death.

If one follows the deceased person and does not enter such a house in the dream, it means that he will near his death, then recuperate from his illness.

If a deceased person beats the person seeing the dream, it means that one has displeased his Lord and has committed an abominable act from which he should repent, for in the abode of truth, a deceased person accepts only what pleases God Almighty and dislikes what He dislikes. Ifone sees a living person beating a deceased person who is willingly submitting to his fate in a dream, it represents the spiritual and religious strength and the rank of the living person, his charities, prayers, devotion, piety, or it could mean that he is fulfilling the deceased person’s will.

If one sees a deceased person asleep in a dream, it means that the hereafter is the abode of rest and comfort for the believers. Sleeping in one bed with a deceased person in a dream means longevity.

If dead people come out of their graves to sell merchandise in a dream, it means stagnation of the markets.

A dead mouse in one’s food in a dream means tampering with that product. Ifone sees a deceased person doing something good in a dream, it means that he is orderinghim to do the same. Ifit is a bad thing he is doing in the dream, it means that he is ordering him not to do it.

If a deceased person comes in one’s dream and tells him about the time of his death, then the day may be one month and the month may be one year and the year ten years. Ifone sees his mother dying in a dream, it means that he will lose his worldly attainments, comfort and that he may become heedless. Ifhe is a seeker on the path, then it means that he will lose the benefits of his work or fail to perform his obligatory prayers.

If a sick person sees his brother die in a dream, it means his own death. Otherwise, it could mean someone in his family. Ifone is poor in the dream, it means that may lose one of his eyes.

If one’s wife dies in a dream, it means bankruptcy and loss of one’s source of livelihood. Performing the funeral prayer in a dream means interceding on his behalf and praying for his salvation.

If one answers the call of a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly follow him. Ifone sees a deceased person drowning in a dream, it means that one is plunged in abominable sins.

If one sees dead people coming out of their graves and going to their homes in a dream, it means a mass release of prisoners during a general amnesty. This dream also may mean that God Almighty will give life to a barren land. Death for a believer in a dream means honor, dignity, aloofness and ascetic detachment.

The death of a prophet in a dream means weakness in people’s religious life, while their coming back to life in a dream means a flourishing spiritual life in that place.

The death of a ruler in a dream means the weakness of his army or government.

The death of a religious scholar in a dream means the birth of innovation or invalidation of one’s proof.

The death of a pious worshiper in a dream means failure to attend one’s religious obligations.

The death of a craftsman mean the end of his craft.

The death of one’s parents in a dream means tightening of his financial means.

The death of one’s wife in a dream means the end of a prosperous life.

The death of one’s son in a dream means the obscurity of one’s name after his death. Ifone sees a deceased person performing the funeral prayer over another deceased person in a dream, it means that one’s actions are false, for performing a funeral prayer is a deed and dead people have no more deeds to offer. Ifa married woman marries a deceased person in a dream, it means her divorce from her husband, while if an unmarried woman marries a deceased person in a dream means that she will get married. In a dream, death also means being inflamed with love or separation from one’s beloved, whereby life after death would represent reunion with one’s beloved or sufferingfrom separation in a hell-fire.

(Also seeAgony ofdeath; Funeralprayers; Giving up the ghost; Izriiil; Relaxation; Robbery)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Death in the dream symbolises corruption of a person’s Deen while there will be glory, rank and honour for him in the world if such death is not accompanied by mourning, weeping, the carrying of a bier or corpse or the act of burying.

If the corpse is seen as buried, it means there is no more hope for the improvement of his Deeni matters: the devil will take charge of his life and he will be overwhelmed by the quest of material wealth. Also the same number of people will be influence by the dreamer who number he had seen following his bier. He will dominated and subjugates them.

On the contrary, if death is not accompanied by anything that suggest burial, mourning, weeping, giving of ghusl, takfeen, the carrying of the bier or corpse, it may mean that a portion of his house will be destroyed, or its wall or its timber will fall down. Some interpreters have said that perhaps he will weaken in the matter of his Deen and he will lose his insight and prudence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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To dream of someone dying may be a warning of impending physical death. Death may also symbolize a person’s need for a spiritual awakening, Eph. 2:5.

Dreaming of death may also be caused by demonic influences ... Christian Dream Symbols

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You die or witness someone’s death: a new era of great fortune and success is dawn • You kill yourself with a knife: you’ll achieve the goal of your life • You’re killed by someone: your goal will be achieved • You kill s... Chine Dream Interpretation

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If you are the dead person in your dream it suggests that you world like to leave all of your worries and struggles behind and start a new. Dreaming about someone that you care about dying may express your fear about losing that individual and having to live your life without them. Death in general in a dream symbolizes the end of something and the start of opportunities for new beginnings.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Example: My son comes in and I see he is unwashed and seems preoccupied and as if he has not cared for himself for some days. I ask him what is wrong. He tells me his mother is dead. I then seem to know she has been dead for days, and my two sons have not told anyone. In fact my other son has not even accepted the fact’ (Anthony). Anthony is a divorcee. Processing the dream he realised the two sons are ways he is relating to the death of his marriage to the chil­dren’s mother.

A dead body, death of someone we know: very often, as in the example, the death of some aspect of our outer or inner life. Our drive to achieve something might die, and be shown as a death in our dreams. Lost opportunities or unexpressed potentials in ourselves are frequently shown as dead bodies. All of us unconsciously leam attitudes or survival skills from parents and others. Often these are unrecognised and may be shown as dead.

Example: ‘During my teens I was engaged to be married, when I found a more attractive panner and was in consider­able conflict. Consistently I dreamt I was at my fiance’s fu­neral until it dawned on me the dream was telling me I wanted to be free of him. When I gave him up the dreams ceased1 (Mrs D).

If the death is of someone we know: fre­quently, as in the example, desire to be free of the person, or unexpressed aggression; perhaps one’s love for that person has ‘died’. We often ‘kill’ our partners in dreams as we move towards independence. Or we may want someone ‘out of the way so we do not have to compete for attention and love.

Death of oneself: exploration of feelings about death; re­treat from the challenge of life; split between mind and body.

The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and life processes. Also death of old patterns of living—one’s ‘old self.

The walking dead, rigor mortis: aspects of the dreamer which are denied, per­haps through fear. Dancing with, meeting death or dark fig­ure: facing up to death.

Example: ‘I dream I have a weak heart which will be fatal.

It is the practice of doctors in such cases to administer a tablet causing one painlessly to go to sleep—die. I am completely calm and accepting of my fate. I suddenly realise I must leave notes for my parents and children. I must let them know how much I love them, must do this quickly before my time runs out’ (Mrs M). This is a frequent type of ‘death* dream.

It is a way of reminding ourselves to do now what we want to, espe­cially regarding love. Although the unconscious has a very real sense of its eternal nature and continuance after physical death, the ego seldom shares this. We have an unconscious realisation that collective humanity carries the living experi­ence from the life of the dead.

The farmer roday uncon­sciously uses the collective experience of humanity in farming. What innovation he does today his children or others will learn and carry into the future. Idioms: dead and buried, dead from the neck up/down; dead to the world, play dead. See death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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1- Traditionally to dream of death indicated the possibility of a birth or a change in circumstances in one’s own life or that of people around. Because in the past death held great fear, it also represented calamity, in the sense that nothing would ever be the same again. It was something that had to be experienced and endured rather than understood. In these present times, as peoples’ attitudes change, death in a dream indicates a challenge we must confront. We need to adjust our approach to life and to accept that there can be a new beginning if we have courage.

2- On an intellectual level we are becoming conscious of potentials we may have missed or not expressed fully and because of this we are no longer able to make use of them. We need to be sensitive to our ability to resurrect these talents.

A change of awareness is taking place, and we may be going through some ‘rite of passage’ such as puberty to adulthood, maturity to old age and so on.

3- The unseen aspect of life; omniscience, spiritual rebirth; resurrection and reintegration.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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(see Bones, Burials, Butterfly, Cemetery, Ghost, Tomb)

Endings and beginnings of a literal or figurative nature. This may indicate death of the “old self,” or a relationship, for example.

A wish for, or fear of, death.

An awareness of your mortality.

Closing off your feelings from someone, thereby killing the relationship. Also, becoming reclusive or introverted.

Repressed hostility or wrath, especially if someone living is presented as dying in the dream. Note that this includes anger toward yourself.

Paracelsus felt that dreaming of people who have been dead for 50 years was a way of receiving knowledge from the other world, and that any messages received in these dreams should be closely heeded (see Ghost).... The Language of Dreams

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Symbol: A skull is a symbol of repentance and mortality.

Vision: If a woman dreams about her deceased husband: she has come to terms with his death. Dream-psychology has proven that we only dream about a loved one who has passed away when we have accepted the loss. In other words, when a deceased loved one appears in a dream, the grief process is complete. Seeing a dead stranger: you are thinking about a separation or you have dealt successfully with a difficult situation. Seeing an open grave: you have suffered a loss, but still hope that you can recover from it. Dreaming that it is getting progressively darker, and you are going (or want) to die, usually means that a particular phase in your life (children leaving home, menopause, etc.) is coming to an end. Seeing the “grim reaper” in your dream means a great burden is lifted from vour shoulder. See Sickle.

Depth Psychology: Maybe something in you has died (your love for someone, an emotion, an old attitude) even if you are not even aware of it yourself. See Cadaver, Cemetery, Dying, Grave.... Dreamers Dictionary

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DEATH

To dream about the death of a loved one indicates that you are missing certain traits that your loved one possessed. You should consider what separated this person from you as far as quality and what you enjoyed about him or her.

It is usually this aspect that you are missing that is void from your current relationships or situations. This dream may also indicate that the attributes that defined this person have no bearing on your own life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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DEATH

For years in our family it has meant that someone in the family would soon be wed and the wedding would be beautiful. In some circles it means a birth, the opposite of death.

To be unable to identify the dead person means a windfall of money for you, To talk to a dead relative is a sign of great good luck.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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DEATH

Dreams of death are very common in that it is the job of our subconscious mind to keep us alive, so your dreams are assisting you to process your fears of death and dying.

If you dream of your own death, then you are contemplating the value and impact of your life.

Dreaming of someone else dying is about transformation and change in your relationship with then, not necessarily a forecast of a literal death (though sometimes it does). You might also be venting out your fears of losing someone that you love. Often the dream of death represents the ending of chapter in a person’s life, and that a new cycle is about to begin. Keep in mind that the Native Americans believe that the most powerful way to live is as if death were always just over your shoulder. This dream is suggesting that you consider what aspect of your life is ending, how can you harmoniously participate in completing this cycle, and what new beginning is wanting to come into your life. See Fire and Transformation.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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This indicates long life. But a sick person dreaming of death has the positive results. ... Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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DEATH

Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self. It signifies the unseen aspect of life; omniscience, spiritual rebirth; resurrection and reintegration.

To dream of our own death suggests that we are exploring our own feelings about death or our retreat from the challenge of life.

The sensation of leaving the body is an aspect of the changes in consciousness necessary for a fuller understanding of the spiritual dimension.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: On an intellectual level we are becoming conscious of potentials we may have missed or not expressed fully and because of this we are no longer able to make use of them. We need to be sensitive to our ability to resurrect these talents.

A change of awareness is taking place, and we may be going through some ‘rite of passage’ such as puberty to adulthood, maturity to old age and so on. Our own death can often be used in dreams to explore our perception of others’ feelings about us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: Traditionally to dream of death indicated the possibility of a birth or a change in circumstances in one’s own life or that of people around. Because in the past death held great fear, it also represented calamity, in the sense that nothing would ever be the same again. It was something that had to be experienced and endured rather than understood. In these present times, as peoples’ attitudes change, death in a dream indicates a challenge we must confront. We need to adjust our approach to life and to accept that there can be a new beginning if we have courage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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An imminent transition, perhaps a move, or change of job or lover.

An impending death in the world of the dreamer - usually a relative, friend, or admired public figure.

The dreamer’s death, however, is never shown.

The need for change in some department of the dreamer’s life. As to what: Watch for other symbols in the dream. Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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DEATH

Dreams about death are not necessarily bad omens, but they usually represent anxious or angry feelings.

To dream of your own death is actually positive - it means renewal and letting go of an old stage of life. This is also a common dream when you are getting over an illness - and it’s a good sign that you are getting better. However, if you dream that you are dying slowly, you need to drastically change your routine and reenergize your life.

To dream about the death of a loved one, suggests that you are lacking a certain quality that the loved one represents. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what do you like about him.

It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances.

To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.

To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify foretells an inheritance which may not be personal, but could be indirectly beneficial to you.... My Dream Interpretation

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See Corpse.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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DEATH

If you dreamed of being dead yourself, it indicates an approaching release from all your worries and/or a recovery from illness.

If you spoke with someone who is dead, you will soon hear very good news.

To dream of a death frequently signifies news of a birth.

To be aware of a dead person you cannot identify portends an inheritance which may not be personal but could be indirectly beneficial.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The old is dying; make way for new beginnings. Life is a process of death and regeneration into higher awareness, the old dying off in order for one to continue to grow. As blossoms die and fall from a tree, the tree continues to grow and change. Each little death actually strengthens the tree, for these are essential to total life unfoldment.... The Dream Books Symbols

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Such dreams do not have to be premonitory or have any relation to physical death, but rather should be interpreted as a sign of the end of an era.

It is the beginning of something new, because every death implies a change, a transformation, or rebirth. Thus, dreams in which you die indicate radical changes in your life or in your personality. To see other people or animals die may reflect those parts of yourself that are transformed. For example, if it is your mother who dies, you may be rejecting your maternal instinct. And dreaming of death is primarily a signal change, perhaps a deep-seated psychological change your unconscious has noticed before you did. To dream that a loved one dies means you will lend valuable support at a crucial and difficult moment in that person’s life, while also reflecting your fear of losing them. (See ACCIDENT, DROWNING, MURDER, SCYTHE, and MOON)

To encounter someone who has died in real life in your dream is part of the painful process of healing. Sometimes, this loss is also represented oneirically through a divorce, an attack, or a rejection by the person you so loved. All this comes from the overcoming and acceptance of the death. Other cases cannot be explained by metaphors or allegories, but rather depend on the beliefs of each individual. These are those in which the dreamer claims have communicated with deceased persons.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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DEATH

This is the ultimate symbol of change at a transformational level. All change involves the cycle of something dying to be reborn again. This applies to all of life, from the changing of the seasons to the coming and going of relationships and the process of birth and death itself. Death in a dream signifies that an enormous shift is occurring in your life.

If you know the person from life, decide what character aspect of yourself he or she is representing. How that person operates in life is what is changing within your own psyche.

The change is so great that it is being expressed by the ultimate of changes—death.

If the person is a stranger, then use whatever information you can remember about him or her from the dream to explore what elements of your personality are undergoing a transformation.

The quality that is being shifted could be about behaviors, habits, or character traits.

The more violent and sudden the death, the more combustive and intense the process you are going through is likely to be.

A death that has already occurred could signal that you are in a later phase of change rather than at the beginning.

If it is you who dies, the transformation may be so complete that it involves your entire life or lifestyle—e.g., moving, changing jobs, a breakup, a new relationship, ending destructive behaviors, etc.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Death is the final change we all must face and also the most mysterious and frightening, so it is small wonder that anxieties concerning it are pushed to the back of your conscious mind during waking hours. You cannot banish them completely though and when your unconscious forces you to experience dreams of death and dying, it does so for a purpose. For example, if you know someone who is ill or mature in years, your unconscious may be preparing you for the actual event.

If you dream of a deceased loved one, this may be to comfort or enlighten you. Dreams of your own death, or the death or execution of loved ones are extremely frightening but also extremely common. Such dreams rarely signify death. Sad or traumatic losses in dreams typically signify change, a fresh start and new beginnings. A dream in which you attended your own funeral or the funeral of someone else, or walked through a cemetery or crematorium does not mean that you or someone you know will die soon; your dreaming mind is simply preparing you for change.

So if you have dreams about death, try to think about which change or changes in waking life might have triggered them. Death signifies the end of one phase but also rebirth and the beginning of another; these types of dream typically occur at major turning points in your life, such as leaving home or getting married. Another interpretation suggests that these dreams are exploring your feelings about death and dying, or else they mirror waking feelings of oppression and depression. Try not to be frightened when you have dreams of death, for, as Jung put it, ‘when it is a dream of death, the dream speaks another language’.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEATH

Death in a dream is frightening to most dreamers because they lack an understanding of the nature of physical life and death. For the philosopher, the physical life is known as a temporary existence for the soul. In the universal language of mind, death signifies a change from one state of being to another. One myth about dreaming is that if you die in your dream, you die in life. This is not true, of course, but dream deaths do occur. They involve deaths of famous people, your parents or children, a lover and even yourself. It is generally accepted that when you dream about an accidental death of any person, that person’s death symbolizes something in you that is no longer functioning.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEATH & DYING

Death in dreams is rarely, if ever, literal. Rather it is a metaphor for letting go, change and transformation.

• Some part of your behaviour, your life or a habit has to “die”. You need to take some radical, life changing action to resolve your current dissatisfaction.

• Find the courage to let go of the past and act on your inner ambition to solve this dream.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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DEATH / KILLING

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending physical death. Rather, it is a reference to the need to change one’s path in life and allow old attitudes to die. Death usually means that radical change is necessary.

Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:

1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.

It is a transition to something new.

2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).

3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.

4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.

5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.

6. Something is dying inside.

7. A close connection with somebody deceased.

8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).

According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DEATH AND REBIRTH

The symbols of death or the fear of death can be: sunset; evening; a crossed river or falling in a river, a skeleton; snarling dogs; sleep; anaesthetic; gravestones; ceme­tery; blackness, or something black; ace of spades; a fallen mirror; stopped clock; a pulled tooth; an empty abyss, the chill wind; falling leaves; a withering plant; an empty house; a lightning-struck tree; coffin; struggling breaths; the dead ani­mal in the gutter; the rotting carcass, underground; the depths of the sea; the Void.

What lies beyond death is conjecture, but the archetype of death we are considering is not completely about physical death.

It is about our observation of it in others; our concep­tions of it gained from our culture and our impressions; the feelings which generate around our experiences and thoughts; our attempts to deal with our own aging and approach to death, plus what material the deeper strata of our unconscious release regarding it.

It is about how our sense of conscious personal existence meets the prospect of its disintegration.

Unless we can come to terms with what is behind the haunting images of death we meet in our dreams, we fail to live fully and daringly, we are too haunted by death lurking in the shadows of injury and the unknown. Images of death and the associated emotions, carried within for years, can have a negative influence on our health. Coming to terms means the courage to feel the emotions of fear or chill and discover them for what they are—emotions. They are certainly not death, only our feelings about it.

The differences shown in the two following examples illustrate the avoiding and the meeting. Example: 4So to get to the bedroom I had to jump across this gap. I tried to jump but missed and I fell and hit the bottom.

The next thing I remember was I was floating up. I looked down and saw myself lying face down with arms spread out and I suddenly realised I was dead. I was so frightened that I woke up. I had the feelings of fear of dying, but I felt no pain’ (Cath). Example: “Suddenly I was in a huge underground cav­ern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death.

The whole place overpow­ered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, “Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!” I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me’ (Andrew).

Summarising these and many other dreams, it is not only the accumulated images of death, but also bodilessness and loss of power and identity which bring so much fear. There are two antipodes of human experience. At the tip of one is focused self-determining self consciousness. At the tip of the other is unfocused void without identity. Strangely enough we experience both each day in some degree—the first while awake, the second when we sleep. Yet to face the second with consciousness feels like all the horrors of death and loss. Yet facing it is important, especially to the second half of life.

The symbols of rebirth are: the cave; an egg; spring; the tree; the cross; dawn; emerging out of the sea; the snake; the bird; a seed; arising from the earth or faeces; green shoot from a dead branch; phoenix; flame; a pearl; the womb. Rebirth is as difficult to face as death. It holds within it not just the memones of the struggles and difficulties of our own physical birth and growth, but also the challenge of becoming the un­known future, the dark possibility, the new.

The dream of Andrew in the underground cavern is an example of positive rebirth. After realising himself as bodiless awareness he emerges from the cave and finds himself near a tree. Example: ‘A tremendous jolt of power poured into me from the tree. I saw that we had arrived at a place where a line of trees, about a 100 yards in length, stood very close together in a slight semicircle on the top of a bank.

The trees had great spiritual power and the place was a holy temple. Two spiritual beings were there—an ancient Earth Being, and Christ’ (Andrew).

The next example is of a dream typical of meeting memo­ries of physical birth. As can be seen, the experience is pow­erful enough to cause physical shaking. Example: All I can see of what I enter is a very narrow space with a light showing through. But immediately I enter I realise I have made a mis­take for I am being forced swiftly through a dark, very narrow tunnel. I feel pain as I am dragged along and I hear loud banging noises which frighten me, but although they are loud they seem to come from inside my head. I feel terrified and breathless and very relieved when I wake before reaching the end of the tunnel. In fact as I write this account I am shiver­ing” (female, anon). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DEATH BY HANGING

In a dream, to see someone or oneself being brought to the gallows to be hung means malice, rejoicing at the misfortune of others, fame or perhaps it could mean rising in station. Consequently, if one’s condition in the dream does not change to worst, then his dream could mean slander or backbiting, unless his retribution is held for a crime he committed in the dream, then the dream means satisfying one’s debts.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DEATH OF A FAMILY MEMBER OR PARTNER

A close family member has died and the remaining family are attending the funeral. Everyone, including you, is crying. Such dreams can be very unnerving because you may worry that something is going to happen to a family member but, contrary to your fears, dreams of death are often a reflection of change, rather than death. Changes that bring some era to a close or cause shifts in family roles, such as going to college, getting married or starting a family, are likely to trigger death dreams. Think of these dreams as a rite of passage. Your relationship with the person in your dream has not died but it will be different, because something is different in your life. Another explanation of the dream death of a family member or spouse, is to consider what aspect of yourself that person represents and what you may be rejecting or repressing.

For example, to dream of your mother dying could represent the death of your own motherly nature. Perhaps you should try to be more caring and maternal, or perhaps something or someone should be nurtured instead of ignored. Alternatively, you may be expressing hidden feelings for that person. Do you secretly resent or wish to be independent of him or her? Such dreams may also represent a positive or negative change in your relationship or attitude toward that particular person. Yet another interpretation suggests that dreams of being prostrate with grief at your father’s or mother’s funeral can be an emotional dress rehearsal staged by your unconscious to prepare you for the devastation you may feel when your parent really does die. Such dreams tend to be more common in women, especially concerning the death of a partner, as statistically women live longer than men.

Dreaming of a relative or partner who is dead in waking life is, not surprisingly, quite common. After all, that person may have played a big part in your life, and their influence and memories are still very much alive in you. It is not unusual to have disturbing dreams for some period after the death of a loved one; it is equally common not to be able to dream about the husband or wife at all, or to see the partner in the distance but be unable to get any nearer. Such dreams of dead people are expressive of attempts by your dreaming mind to help you make the transition from external reality to internal memories, or to deal with feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died. See also SPIRITS AND GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEATH OF A KING

In a dream, it means destruction of a town.

(Also see Death)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DEATH OF ONESELF

1- To dream of our own death is to be exploring our own feelings about death; the retreat from the challenge of life or the split between mind and body. Leaving the body is frequently an expression of this breach between the ego and life processes.

2- One’s own death can often be used in dreams to explore others’ feelings about us.

3- Death is a transition from an awareness of the gross physical to the more spiritual self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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DEATH ROW

Inescapable punishment ... Christian Dream Symbols

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DEATH SENTENCE

(See Death; Destruction)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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DEATH SENTENCE

A dream in which you received a death sentence or were being led to your execution or are requesting euthanasia is a rather dramatic way of symbolizing the need to change a certain aspect of your life as soon as possible.

If you dreamed that you were waiting for your execution, perhaps even standing on a platform with a blindfold on, this suggests feelings of guilt in waking life or the refusal to acknowledge some feeling or action. Your dreaming mind is urging you to make amends, or express or even confess to something before it is too late. Also ask yourself whether you feel you are dead meat or a dead man walking in waking life, whether you are in danger of losing your head or are waiting for the axe to fall. If, however, you were the executioner in the dream, who or what do you need to put to death or put an end to in waking life? If the person you needed to kill was unknown to you, is there an unpleasant task or duty that you must execute in waking life?

If you dreamed of someone being sacrificed, perhaps even yourself, the message may be that the well-being of your family, loved ones or community needs to take precedence right now over your own hopes and desires.

If the impending martyrdom upset or angered you in your dream, your waking mind was probably mirroring your feelings of resentment in waking life at having to make a sacrifice. Try to see who was wielding the sacrifice in your dream.

If it is someone you know, are they making demands on you and are these demands reasonable?... The Element Encyclopedia

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DEATH-WATCH BEETLE

To dream of this ill- omened insect presages a speedy marriage. ... Mystic Dream Book

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DEATHBED

To be on your deathbed means you will soon receive a visit from someone you haven’t seen in a very long time.

To be at someone else’s deathbed means you will be going to visit someone you haven’t seen in a long time.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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DEATH 

Dreaming about death is very common and it can be interpreted in many different ways. Death is usually a symbol of some type of closure or end. It implies an end to one thing and a beginning of another. Death dreams usually have positive symbolism.

If you are the dead person in your dream, it could imply that you would like to leave all of your worries and struggles behind and begin anew. Dreaming about someone that you care about may express your fear about losing them. Dreaming that one of your parents died may express fear of loss, but it also may be an unconscious valve through which you release anger and other negative feelings. In some cultures dreaming about death and dying is a very good omen that represents longevity and prosperity. See also: Coffin, Zombie, Smothering Ending followed by a beginning.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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DEATH’S HEAD

You may discover some hidden secret.... Mystic Dream Book

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DEATH’S HEAD

This kind of a skull featured in your dream predicts that you will inadvertently uncover a secret that you’d rather not know.

Be extremely careful how you use or react to it, as your handling of the situation could affect your future.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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FERRYBOAT

(See Boat; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FERRYBOAT

A ferryboat is often a symbol for being transported across the threshold of the unconscious to inner realms of one’s psyche.

Dreams of ferryboats can also relate to changes in life circumstances.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

FIREBOAT

(See Boat; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FISHING BOAT

(See Boat; Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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FISHING BOAT

A fishing boat may appear to recommend that you go out and drum up some business prospects. There are plenty olfish in the sea if you go out far enough... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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FREEZING TO DEATH

See Ice.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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HOUSEBOAT

A household that is temporarily in limbo, supported by the holy spirit; see “foundation” and “water”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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HOUSEBOAT

To dream that you are on a houseboat, suggests that you are in a period of transition. You are experiencing personal changes and figuring out what kind of person you are going to become.... My Dream Interpretation

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ITNGEL OF DEATH

(See ‘Izrii’i’l; Robbery; Osprey)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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LIFE AFTER DEATH

See philosophy of dreams; death; murder; out of body experience. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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LIFE AFTER DEATH

If you dreamed about having a life after death (being a ghost/spirit), this suggests that you are feeling disconnected in some way from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior, and make a positive change in your attitude.... My Dream Interpretation

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LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE

The struggle for survival in dreamland is reflected in symbols such as quicksand, dangerous animals, wildfire, war and enemies; these all suggest the need to find a kind of security that cannot be taken away from you.

If you are prone to life-and-death struggles in your dreams, your dreaming mind is telling you that there is only one way to find the security that cannot be lost: you need to place value on things that are not material, as everything else is at risk. The things that cannot be lost reside in your heart and your spirit. This doesn’t mean you should stop focusing on the material in life; it simply means that you need to find peace and contentment by being more flexible and tolerant in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE

Life-and-death struggles are common in dreams, but in some cases these dreams end with a struggle to avoid catastrophe. These are the sorts of dream in which almost every stranger turns out to be an enemy. Even the landscape of these dreams is laden with death traps, sharp ravines, wild fires, dangerous animals and so on.

If you have this kind of dream, the chances are you are fighting for survival in some aspect of your waking life. On the other hand, you may be the kind of person who makes ordinary choices and decisions as if their survival were at stake. For example, small disappointments or minor upsets send you into meltdown and you are frequently dissatisfied if some invisible inner standard has not been met.

If you are prone to life-and-death dreams, your unconscious is urging you to find a kind of security that cannot be lost. In other words, you need to look at things that are intangible and reside in your spirit and in your emotions, because everything else—since it is out of your control—is at risk. You need to develop greater flexibility and tolerance, and by so doing you can find contentment and peace.

If your life-and-death battle involves a war scene, the emphasis shifts.

Despite war’s disturbing and destructive nature, it can sometimes be represented as a cleansing process that represents a victory of good over evil. However, in dreams war is generally regarded as a warning that dangerous times lie ahead, as well as indicating inner conflicts and deep-seated grievances. An important aid for interpreting dreams of warfare is to remember whether you were on the winning or losing side.

If you were on the winning side, this suggests you are on the right track.

If you were on the losing side, what can you learn from the tactics of the winning side? Surprisingly, to dream that you are wounded in battle denotes that you have finally been accepted by your peers.... The Element Encyclopedia

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LIFE-BOAT

To dream of being in a life-boat, denotes escape from threatened evil.

To see a life-boat sinking, friends will contribute to your distress.

To be lost in a life-boat, you will be overcome with trouble, in which your friends will be included to some extent.

If you are saved, you will escape a great calamity. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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LIFE-BOAT

A dream prognosticating success at the last moment (Raphael). ... The Fabric of Dream

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LIFEBOAT

Saves one from drowning in their sea of troubles; see “lifeguard” and “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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LIFEBOAT

1. Security, a backup plan.

2. Success over difficult or try­ing times, possibly great adversity.

3. A project or situation is seriously wrong.

4. Difficulties in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

One way to extricate yourself from “oceanic emotions” and / or escape from the storms of life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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LIFEBOAT

also see Sea in Water

1- Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.

If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we arc still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. Because die sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in handling our own emotions.

2- Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be being made aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties.

3- Spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom. There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

To be rescued by a lifeboat means you will gain a position of importance in your community... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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LIFEBOAT

This wonderful vessel is an omen of contrary in a dream.

If you see it on shore, then expect difficulties; if you watch it at sea, saving life, then all will be peaceful and quiet in your business affairs.... Mystic Dream Book

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LIFEBOAT

There is always risk in undertaking a difficult task. When we make mistakes or the risk is too great, spiritually we can only be ‘rescued’ by a greater knowledge and wisdom.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

Psychological / emotional perspective: Since a lifeboat requires a degree of dedication from the members of the crew, we may be alerted to the need for such selfless dedication in our lives. We may also be becoming aware of the degree of skill we require to navigate life’s difficulties. Because the sea can represent deep emotion, in dreams a lifeboat may be of help in learning to handle our own emotions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

Material aspects: Dreaming of a lifeboat could indicate that we have the feeling that we need to be rescued, possibly from our own stupidity or from circumstances beyond our control.

If we are at the helm of a lifeboat we are still in control of our own lives, but are perhaps aware that we need to offer assistance to someone else. You might also like to consult the entries for boat / ship and sea in water.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LIFEBOAT

To dream of being in a lifeboat symbolizes a situation in which you will have to defend your reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

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MAST (OF A SAILBOAT)

Vision: Looking at a mast: you have accomplished an enormous task and should be proud of yourself. You can start on a new project now.

If the mast is without sails: you still have hard work ahead before reaching the goal you have set for yourself.

A mast under sail means everything is going well. See Ship, Tree.

Depth Psychology: A mast is either a phallic symbol (and therefore about sexual desire) or a sign of a strong personality. You are walking with your head held high on a straight and narrow path. You won’t bend for anything.... Dreamers Dictionary

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MOTORBOAT

Moving powerfully through your emotional landscape. See Water, Ship.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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MOTORBOAT

Vision: Dreaming about a motorboat means a fun-filled pleasure-trip in the near future. See Boat, Ship.... Dreamers Dictionary

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NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE

A near-death experience (NDE) is a phenomenon reported by people who have been declared clinically dead by medical experts, or passed close to death through accident or illness, but are later revived. They report an altered state of consciousness in which they feel they are traveling through a tunnel towards a warm and bright light or they are floating above their body watching medical efforts to revive them.

Intriguingly, near-death reports from different cultures around the world are generally consistent and in many instances are identical to the features of the post-mortem state that is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There is also a marked similarity between NDEs and reports of the inner journeys of shamanism, astral travel and out-of- body experiences.

The term ‘near-death experience’ was coined by American doctor Raymond Moody in the 1970s to describe the phenomenon outlined above. Prior to publication of Moody’s book, Life After Life in 1975, NDEs were not openly talked about; once the book came out, more and more people began to talk about them. By 1982 a Gallup poll suggested that as many as eight million Americans had had some kind of NDE. Moody and a number of other NDE researchers, such as Kenneth Ring, a psychologist and founding member of the International Association of Near Death Studies at the University of Connecticut, were able to identify a number of traits common to all NDEs, even though the experience was always unique to each individual. They concluded that in a NDE, people typically experience one or more of the following phenomena in this sequence: a sense of leaving the material world behind or an out-of-body experience in which they feel they are floating above their bodies looking down; cessation of pain, a feeling of great calm and peace; traveling down a dark tunnel towards a light at its end; meeting spirit beings, many of whom are dead friends and relatives; meeting a spirit guide who takes them through their life story and puts their life into perspective without any negative judgment; and, finally, an abrupt and sometimes reluctant return to life.

The great majority of NDEs are described as being positive and uplifting; around three per cent are described as negative or frightening. Almost anyone can have the experience and it is not limited to those who have religious beliefs, although many people who have experienced a NDE do become more religious or develop a spiritual belief system afterwards. Almost all say they lose their fear of death, this being replaced by a strong belief in an afterlife. Many discover a meaning and purpose to their lives that they may have previously lacked. In some cases, the NDE leaves a person with heightened intuitive or psychic powers.

Even though millions of people claim to have had an NDE, it is impossible for researchers to prove scientifically that the experience is genuine. Evidence is therefore based entirely on anecdotal reports.

According to skeptics, the NDE is a dream or hallucination caused by, amongst other things, a lack of oxygen, the release of the body’s natural pain killers called endorphins and increased levels of carbon dioxide as the brain dies. NDEs were reportedly reproduced by Ronald Siegel, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, when LSD and other drugs were administered. NDE supporters stress, however, that drug-induced hallucinations and NDEs are totally different things. Such explanations also do not take into account the fact that many people brought back to life can give accurate accounts of their resuscitations, of medical procedures carried out on them or report conversations they overheard at the time they were allegedly dead. This suggests that some part of consciousness can separate from the body at death. There is no doubt that the near-death experiences are supported by impressive documentation and, for believers in them, these reports constitute a very powerful argument for the existence of an afterlife.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ROWBOAT

To dream that you are in a rowboat with others, denotes that you will derive much pleasure from the companionship of gay and worldly persons.

If the boat is capsized, you will suffer financial losses by engaging in seductive enterprises.

If you find yourself defeated in a rowing race, you will lose favors to your rivals with your sweetheart.

If you are the victor, you will easily obtain supremacy with women. Your affairs will move agreeably. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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ROWBOAT

1. Feelings of pleasure in social settings with friends.

2. Business and opportunities for wealth (note condition of water and the boat). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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ROWBOAT

Those who dream of winning a race in ft rowboat of any kind will be successful in their dealings with the opposite sex.

To be defeated augurs the loss of your sweetheart through a rival.... The Complete Dream Book

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ROWBOAT

If the water is calm and the day or evening is fine, Lo dream of being in a rowboat predicts happy days to come.

If you have a pleasant companion of the opposite sex, the augury is especially good.... The Complete Dream Book

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ROWBOAT

Dreams of a rowboat signify vulnerability in the sea of intimacy. This dream shows that you are courageous and willing to participate in working through your intimacy issues.

If you are in the boat alone, then you may be feeling that you are struggling all alone.

If you dream of sharing the boat with someone else, then you are working through your relationship challenges with someone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SAILBOAT

Desire to get away from it all. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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SAILBOAT

(See Ship)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SAILBOAT

You are driven by intellect (the wind) and are carried by Water (emotions).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SAILBOAT

Propelled by the wind, a sailboat may mennon to surrender to the elements or to a higher power. Thus, it may relate to your faith and trust in a higher power to move you safely to your destination in life.

The sail may represent the mind and the hull the body. When the two are perpendicular, it represents the balance of mind and body.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SAILBOAT

See Boat.... Dreamers Dictionary

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SAILBOAT

Emotional self; you are learning or need to learn how to navigate and flow with the winds of change, staying on course through the many currents in daily living. See Boat.... The Dream Books Symbols

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SPEED BOAT

A whirlwind courtship and marriage will come to the man or maid who dreams of driving a speed boat.... The Complete Dream Book

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SPEEDBOAT

Symbolizing skimming over the currents of life, riding on a speedboat may signify getting through some emotional issue quickly It could point to overcon fide nee.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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SPEEDBOAT

To dream of driving a speedboat is portentous of good tidings in relation to your material welfare.... The Complete Dream Book

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SPEEDBOAT

Achievement of an important objective is predicted in a dream of riding in or driving a speedboat.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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STEAM-BOAT

Correctly channeling one’s emotions and turning them into positive action; see “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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STEAMBOAT

Unexpected news from afar.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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STONING TO DEATH

(See Stoning)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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TUG-BOAT

Laboriously struggling with opposing forces in order to get ahead; see “boat”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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TUGBOAT

Being pulled by a tugboat in a dream may signify being rescued from an emotional issue or a confrontation, or ii may represent slow movement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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VIOLENT DEATH

If you watch a murder, this refers to aspects of yourself that have been denied expression.

If you are running from a murder in your dream, it depicts something you feel threatened by in waking life.

If you are the murderer, this may express intense emotional hurt towards someone, typically parents; the murder itself will be a symbol of the killing of the emotional bond or a warning that you are on an emotional ‘knife’s edge’. Dreams in which you kill someone may also point towards an internal conflict, especially if you harbor no ill will towards your dream victim in real life, or indeed if they were a stranger or an animal.

If someone provoked you into killing them in your dream, this may tell you what it is about yourself that you need to kill off. Animals symbolize aspects of your instinctual nature in dreams, so if you killed a cat, dog or any other animal in your dream, ask yourself what that animal represents within you.

If someone is trying to kill you in your dream, your unconscious may be alerting you not to a physical threat but to a real emotional or professional threat that someone poses to you.

If you were unable to identify the dream killer, your unconscious may have been suggesting to you that you are being victimized in waking life by a person, a group or an organization.

Dreams in which you are choking or strangled suggest conflict or indecision, as when you choke on your words. They can also suggest repressed emotions, or emotions or memories struggling to be recognized. Because it is associated with the element of water, drowning indicates a sense of being overwhelmed by difficult emotions or problems.

If the symbol of the guillotine appears in your dream, you may be afraid of losing self-control or of losing contact with a part of yourself or someone you value. The guillotine also represents severance of some kind, so what is it that you need to cut out of your life? If someone is poisoned in your dream, this refers to attitudes, thoughts and behavior patterns that are not good for you.

If you commit suicide in dreams, it may depict a sense of hopelessness; perhaps you have been working too hard lately and haven’t been taking care of your health. Or do you feel a desire to retreat from life’s problems or suffer from feelings of failure? It may also be a sign of repressed anger concerning relationships or business.

If someone else is committing suicide in your dream, this could be a sign that you want them out of your life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WARRANT, DEATH

1. One has done something very wrong.

2. Loved one has done something very wrong. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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YOUR OWN DEATH

Dreams in which you appear dead or are dying are unlikely to presage your actual death.

If you were struck down by a disease in your dream, then your unconscious may have been amplifying fears about your health in waking life. Alternatively, dreams which feature your death could also symbolize your desire to escape the burdens and responsibilities of waking life. Another explanation suggests that your dreaming mind has used your death as a symbol for something that has run its course in your waking life, encouraging you to start afresh with someone new or to make a change. Freud believed that everyone has two contending basic drives; eros—the drive towards pleasure and life—and thanatos—the drive towards death.

If the dead person in your dreams was yourself, you might want to consider what is being expressed in your dream.

Perhaps you fear dying and the dream is reminding you of your own mortality. Or are you trying to liberate yourself from something? Do you want to free yourself of emotional burdens and open yourself up to new possibilities?... The Element Encyclopedia

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