As a path spiraling upward to spiritual attainment, a spiral staircase may appear to bridge the mind with a higher intelligence. It may signify the upward path to heaven to receive the blessing of God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A giant is a particularly large version of a human being. Such a creature symbolically represents an inflated or expanded version of any number of concepts. Consider what the giant or giants are doing in the dream to determine how to interpret the dream.
If the dream is frightening, you may be experiencing more fear than a situation truly merits in your waking life.
If the giant in your dream is more benevolent, you may be asking for a certain aspect of your personality to get bigger in order to face a particular situation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some way. You might also like to consult the entries for anger, monster and size.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Giants can be good and friendly symbols (e.g., “the jolly Green Giant”) or a fierce and terrifying one (e.g., the “fee fie foe fum” ogre in the story “Jack and the Bean Stalk”). They also symbolize what is outstandingly large and overwhelming in the dreamer’s life, such as a “gigantic” obstacle.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Vision: Seeing a giant: if you can make friends with the people you hope will help, a major business transaction will succeed.
If the giant is your friend: you are going to be very successful.
If the giant is threatening you: in the end a risky transaction will fall through. See Tall, Big.
Depth Psychology: The giant, considered a symbol of male sexuality, is warning you to beware of uncontrolled instincts. Sometimes the dream is a sign of superiority (if you are the giant) or of inferiority (if someone else is the giant). This is a very important dream and should be analyzed further! See Gnome.... Dreamers Dictionary
Vision: Seeing a spiral staircase: this complicated structure is always forcing us to move in tight circles. You will be thrown back on your own devices. Try to get off the merry-go-round. Depth Psychology: See Stairs, Steps.... Dreamers Dictionary
An archetypal symbol of an overpowering father figure, but also of the universal beings that usually appear in the plural (“they” have no individuality). They are the antithesis to the gods, with whom they are in constant battle. They know only sensual pleasures and are greedy. See Monster, Dinosaur.
According to Jung, in a child’s dream the giant represents adulthood. In that sense, giants are a symbol of future changes and growth that, in a young person’s perception, appear “gigantic.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to the surface (consciousness), or vice versa.
A frequent symbol in fairy tales and movies, suggesting personal growth and wholeness.
The landings in a staircase correspond to the dreamer’s energy centers (the chakras). Are you going up the stairs or coming down? According to Freud, going up symbolizes sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you dream of ascending a staircase, then you are moving up in the world, and discovering higher and loftier aspects of yourself.
If you dream of descending a staircase, then you are either giving into negativity and depression, or you are exploring deeper aspects of yourself. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you. In general, a staircase signifies that you are taking a step-by-step approach to progress in life. See Elevator and Ladder.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Dreaming about giants may mean we are coming to terms with some of the repressed feelings we had about adults when we were children. They may have seemed larger than life or frightening in some wav.
/2- Giants and ogres often represent the emotion of anger, particularly masculine anger. This can be confronted in dreams where perhaps we cannot do this in waking life.
3- Primordial power.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
We can say that in the most profound and ancestral aspect, the myth of the giant refers to the existence of an enormous living being, primordial, whose sacrifice originated creation. The giant’s figure—prevalent in ancient cosmological cultures—is neither benevolent nor malevolent, it is simply a quantitative magnification of the ordinary reality; therefore, as appropriate, there are legendary protective and aggressive giants. In Jungian psychology, their presence seems to correspond with the symbol of the father, representing the spirit that places obstacles to the instinctive impulses. Other interpretations assign a sexual nature to the giant. This dream can mean that the subject’s sexual needs are disproportionate.
The oneiric giants portend commercial successes.
Gift The exchange of gifts reflects the relationship you have with the environment. Dreaming that someone makes you a gift could mean that others take you into consideration and offer you help or that there will be an unexpected or unasked for event in your life. In either case, it is an omen of good luck, as much as in material issues as in love. In contrast, if you give someone a gift, there are two opposing interpretations. On the one hand, it indicates that you are generous. On the other, it is synonymous with tensions and disputes of any kind. The way in which the present is wrapped and what it is made of supplies valuable additional information.
Receiving a gift in dreams could foretell disadvantages. But, if you give it, it means that you will soon start a new project.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream of being a giant yourself is warning you against any speculative ventures for the time being.
Meeting a giant boldly is a promise of future success; killing a giant signifies an increase in material wealth; to see a giant trampling over others or pushing them aside indicates obstacles which you can overcome through determination and perseverance.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
According to Jung, stairs are a clear symbol of psychological growth, whereas Freud attributed phallic symbolism to the image. In general, dreams stairs are thought to represent feelings in connection with achievement, failure, climbing and falling. To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicates that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress in your journey, whether it is a spiritual, emotional or material one. To dream that you are walking down a flight of stairs suggests that you are descending into your unconscious. It also refers to setbacks that you will experience in your life. To see spiral or winding stairs signify growth and / or rebirth.
If you are running up a staircase in your dream home, this suggests an attempt to escape from an unconscious urge by taking refuge in the abstract or intellectual.
If you are running up the stairs in fear, this suggests a lack of confidence, a fear of failing or not being capable in some way.
If you are running up the stairs with pleasure, then it suggests exuberance, and a possible change in your feelings and situation.
If you are going down the stairs in fear, a loss of belief in your own ability is implied.
If you trip on the stairs, this may suggest problems you have brought upon yourself by meddling in the affairs of other people
A dream often experienced by children is that of skimming down stairs; this dream feels almost like flying down the stairs, the feet just touching the edge of the stairs every so often, creating an exhilarating sense of pleasure. The reason for the dream is that it represents a task—the climbing of stairs—that once seemed daunting to a toddler, but which now has been mastered, giving rise to the sense of effortless achievement symbolized by ‘skimming’. Finally, using an escalator instead of stairs in your home, or anywhere else, may express a certain lack of emotional commitment to a person or project in waking life. A dream of walking against the direction of the escalator suggests frustration at a lack of personal progress.... The Element Encyclopedia
An encounter with a giant or ogre in your dream suggests an uphill struggle in waking life. The giant or ogre may also be a symbol of insecurity or feeling small, perhaps reminding you of your childhood when adults seemed huge. Maybe you had a dream in which you were running as fast as you could from an ogre, a hideous giant-like being who seemed intent on devouring you.
If you had a nightmare like this, it could represent your father or some other figure of masculine authority, such as a demanding teacher. On the other hand, a dream giant may represent spiritual or physical power. A giant among men in your dream may be a guide who comes to give you spiritual insight.
Not all giants are ogres, and maybe you dreamed of being rescued from the ogre’s clutches by a gentle giant, perhaps another influential figure in your life who you respect for their moral courage. Any towering presence in your dreams tends to represent either something that poses a problem to you, or someone whose power makes you feel protected, or small and helpless.... The Element Encyclopedia