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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One of the most frequent dream themes is that of anxiety in some form. This may not be because most dreams are about things we fear, but simply because we re­member those dreams more than a bland dream. In our dreams the things we fear are only our own feelings. Of course, the dream may be about a snake, or car accident—things we fear which are not inside us. Even so, it is our feeling about the snake or situation which disturbs us, and these can change, even though the snake remains just what it is.

If we cannot meet our feelings of fear or emotional pain we are controlled or trapped by them. Sometimes we need the help of a professional therapist to meet what we fear, but many fears can be met by using simple techniques. See woljunder animal, dream processing, premenstrual tension.

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New American Dream Dictionary

Take time to relax every now and then.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Resting, being peaceful, as in Evening, Worship, and Prayer, but less religious in meaning. It may, however, also be a sign of laziness or boredom, and point to the fact that you act like a ruler.

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Whether the armchair is empty or whether you are sitting in it doesn’t matter. It means that you are firmly established in your present position and no one can move you out of it without your permission.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

The way you care for your hair shows your attitude toward your own sexuality. Vanity, as in the case of all jewelry.

Folklore: Economical difficulties.

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To be shaved by a barber is a bad omen.

To have your hair cut means you should beware of gossip.

To have your hair styled means you should pay more attention to your appearance.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a woman sees herselfhaving a thick black hair in a dream, it means that she will marry a respected and a handsome looking husband.

If she sees herself having a charcoal colored hair in the dream, it means that she will live satisfied with her husband’s wealth or inheritance. (Also see Strand of hair)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Seeing one’s white hair turning black suggest that his present condition will be transformed.

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My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of seeing a woman with blonde hair, or if you dream of coloring your hair blonde, you will be a true friend to your girlfriends.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of finding hair on some unusual part of your body promises a steady increase in material wealth.

If you dream of being extra hairy or covered with hair, you have acted immorally. Something that you recently did goes against your own values or the decent standards of others.

If you dream of having hairy hands, beware of using lies against someone who doesn’t deserve it. Also see “Shaving” and “Waxing”

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

These are usually a sign of much activity during the day (less often, a suggestion to be more active). In contrast, being an observer in the dream means to be less passive. These dreams may also point to too much stress, indicating that your life has become too frantic. Try to determine whether you see yourself as being very active in the dream or if you seem to be disappearing from view.

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

See “camel” and “clothing”

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Gnffith, Miyago and Tago give 34 types of dream themes, from falling to being hung by the neck.

For the lay dreamer it is more useful to put dreams into much broader categories such as psychological. ESP, body, sexual, spiritual and problem solving. In researching the data for this book, some special cluster of dream themes were no­ticed.

For instance a cluster was noted in women past middle age, they dreamt of walking in a town and losing their hus­band. Description of these clusters can be seen in son and husband under family; losing teeth under body; flying; secret room under house; dead people; individuation. See also dream as meeting place; dream as spiritual guide; dream as therapist and healer; sex in dreams; ESP in dreams.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see a chair in your dream, denotes failure to meet some obligation.

If you are not careful you will also vacate your most profitable places.

To see a friend sitting on a chair and remaining motionless, signifies news of his death or illness.

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

To be still in a situation, observing but not resting, unless reclining

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New American Dream Dictionary

Quick way to get to a higher place.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Seat) In a dream, a chair represents authority, rank or a woman.

An iron cast chair in a dream represents power and superiority.

If it is a wooden chair, then it means less than that beside added hypocrisy. Sitting on a chair in a dream means becoming a guardian, deputy, attorney or proxy.

If one qualifies for governing or for managing a business, then sitting on a chair in a dream means receiving such an appointment.

If a traveller sees himself sitting on a chair in a dream, it means that he will return to his homeland to be reunited with his family and to attain his goals.

For people in authority, a chair in their dream represents an appointment, a promotion, fame, marriage, children or buying an expensive property, a new vehicle or a new garment.

If one finds a chair and sits on it in a dream, it means that he will gain power or be married to a woman whose prestige and sophistication correspond to those of the chair. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, then seeing oneself sitting on a chair in a dream means that she will beget a son.

If one sees himself sitting on a chair and wearing a stately garment in a dream, it means that he will occupy the seat of knowledge, honor, reverence and that he will receive immediate benefits.

If one’s chair breaks in a dream, it may mean his death or that of his wife, or it could mean their separation, or losing one’s authority at home or at work. Achair in a dream also signifies happiness and promotion for the one who sits on it, or it could mean spiritual success or winning God’s forgiveness in the hereafter and entering the heavenly paradise.

If a pregnant woman sees herself sitting on a chair in a dream, the chair then represents her labor and her delivery day.

If she is wearing a crown in the dream, then it means that she will beget a son. Seeing the Divine Throne (Kurs’i) of God Almighty in its most perfect condition which is situated in the highest heaven and as it is without attribution of human imagination or depictions of images in a dream means acquiring knowledge, wisdom and rising in station. Achair in a dream also signifies delivering a babe, travels, a vehicle, buying a house or initiating a good practice that people will emulate and follow. As for a sick person, a chair in his dream means being on his deathbed. (Also see Saddle; Seat; Throne)

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Christian Dream Symbols

A large chair is symbolic of authority, Song. 3:9

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Passive, relaxed attitude, inactivity; receptivity or open­ness. Placing chair in group: sense of status. Wheelchair: an invalid situation; a sense of weakness.

If pushing someone else: seeing self as carrying an invalid. See example in au­tumn.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Need for rest.

Folklore: News from an absent friend.

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The Complete Dream Book

To dream of someone sitting in a rocking chair foretells the arrival of a disagreeable visitor.

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Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: The chair is a symbol of your social and professional position or an indication of your unconscious view of your standing in the community.

The rest of the dream and your present situation in real life are also important. See Furniture, Chair (Upholstered).

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Mystic Dream Book

To see an empty Chair in your dream indicates news from a long-absent friend.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a chair symbolize authority, the opinions that prop you up, and the ideas that uphold your position. This dream may be guiding you to relax, sit down and rest. Alternatively, this dream could be showing you that if you are resting on your laurels you could become sedentary. It may be time to stand up and be counted.

An overstuffed chair represents an overstuffed sense of importance and ego.

A hard and straight chair denotes uptight, inflexible and rigid beliefs.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: From medieval times the chalice has been associated with the symbolism of the heart, containing the life-force. In the full chalice this is represented by wine – wine and blood sharing the same meaning.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams the chalice represents the feminine. It can also represent an important event or ceremony.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the chalice tends to represent her sense of self and her connection to the ultimate. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be symbolic of his quest for autonomy.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

A chair can indicate that we need a period of rest and recuperation. We may need to deliberately take time out, to be open to other opportunities and openings. Cupboard / wardrobe – cupboards and wardrobes may depict those things we wish to keep hidden, but may also depict how we deal with the different roles we must play in life. Cushion – this suggests support and comfort.

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My Dream Interpretation

An empty chair signifies unexpected news. Sitting in a comfortable chair predicts comfort and easy times.

A rocking chair foretells good luck - you will have positive gains without having to work for them (possibly an inheritance).

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

An empty chair foreshadows heavy obligations that the dreamer must meet.

If someone is sitting in the chair, illness or accident may befall that person.

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Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about an upholstered chair: chances for a pay increase or a promotion at work are good. Seeing a worn-out chair: troubles and worries will spoil your happiness—particularly in your personal life. Sleeping in an upholstered chair means a present illness is taking longer to heal than you were hoping.

Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice

Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.

Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.

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Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 6 sides: justice, glory, guardianship, the elevation of the matter, importance and high standing.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of seeing a chair maker, denotes that worry from apparently pleasant labor will confront you.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of a chairlift symbolizes your need to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. You are pushing yourself and have the energy and ability to reach the goal. But you should think hard, and be open to accepting advice from others, instead of just rushing ahead.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that you see the chairman of any public body, foretells you will seek elevation and be recompensed by receiving a high position of trust.

To see one looking out of humor you are threatened with unsatisfactory states.

If you are a chairman, you will be distinguished for your justice and kindness to others.

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The Complete Dream Book

A dream of being chairman of any kind of meeting points toward a popularity that you will win through kindness and consideration for others.

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Chairs may represent ideas that you hold in your mind or that you are sitting on. Moving chairs around in a dream may signify playing with ideas.

A wing-back example, may reflect traditional ideas, and modern style might point to simpler ideas that lot of detail.

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Christian Dreams Interpretations available here.

This dictionary of Christian Dreams contains over 13500 indexed entries and this dictionary.

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Interpretation for Christian Dreams Symbols.

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Understand the meaning of your dreams. Great dictionary of dream interpretations.

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Hair dyes in general indicate the desire to express your personal power. I he message of C lairol may be to use clanty and care in expressing your power out in the world. Dying your hair red suggests passion and sassiness Dying it black suggests looking more intelligent or mysterious. Blond hair expresses angelic and pure qualities. (See Bathing.)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person sees himself cutting or clipping hair or wool using scissors it means he will amass great material wealth.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Concern with appearance.

2. Insecurity.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

His grief and anxiety will disappear shortly. Some say it means goodness and happiness through beneficial knowledge. Likewise, people will also derive maximum benefit from his knowledge just as they do from a king, mufti, doctor or khateeb.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Because of the ease with which computers can file, son, cross reference and present informa­tion, a great deal of work has been done in analysing the content of thousands of dreams (The Content Analysis oj Dreams, Hall and Van De Castle). As computers are an every­day pan of many homes, we can easily use them to gain insight into our own dreams. Two areas of help are as follows.

We can enter many dreams, then with a program such as Seeker or Masterfile, easily scan through them to see the fre­quency of dream themes. This approach to dreams—self in­sight through a series of dreams—is explained by Hall in The Meaning of Dreams. Important issues in our life and develop­ment occur as frequent dream themes, and are easily seen using a computer.

The program Brainstonn (Brainstorm Software Ltd) makes cross referencing dream symbols and associated comments easy. Using this program, if one dreamt of a tree and wrote one s associations, then six months later dreamt of a tree and entered this, the program instantly reminds you of the past reference to tree and can display it. Gradually a reference base of your own dreams and comments can be built up and quickly scanned. Such comparisons help to form a personality profile of yourself or others.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are able to control the action in your dreams, indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Alternatively, this type of dream may be a way of compensating for a waking situation in which you felt powerless.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

When people of antiquity had dreams of strange cosmic events, like fire raining down from heaven, comets, etc., they would report them to the Areopagus in Athens or to the Senate in Rome. According to Jung, such dreams meant that the dreamer was being prepared for a position in government.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing.

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My Dream Interpretation

Curly hair in dreams signifies a new romantic relationship. Somebody likes you! If you dreamed of having your curly hair cut, exciting changes for the better are just around the corner. Also see “Curling Iron”, below.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Ifa head shaved person or a bald person sees himselfhaving curly hair in a dream, it means following the leadingexample of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Havingcurlyhair in a dream also means receivingfinancial compensation from a business, family, wife or husband, or it could mean wearing a new garment. Wrinkling one’s hair in a dream is interpreted here as a sign of beauty and liking to wear extra ornaments.

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Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 10 sides: blessing, wealth, guardianship, rank & leadership, honor, sultanate, acquiring of something wanted, happiness and delight in proportion to his elevation, and his goodness.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted “Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.” She carefully lowered me on to the bed and disappeared’ (EH). Most dreams in which dead people appear are expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died, or our own feelings about death. In the example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death.

When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. In the next example the man has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. Example: A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs Molten who died in 1956.

The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it was my mother.

An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days’ (Mr M).

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

One hundred and forty dreams were collected from a group of patients suffering depression.

The same number of dreams were collected from people simi­lar in age and social background, but not suffering depression.

The dreams were given code numbers, mixed and given to an independent judge. He was asked to look for any evident themes of self punishment, such as ‘I was waiting for my friends all night but they never turned up’, ‘my fiance married somebody else’. Such self punishing themes were found to occur with greater frequency in the depressives’ dreams.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hair which has grown long, covering the face forewarns grief and sorrow.

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About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‘one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm’), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‘research workers on dreams’, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‘Les savants ne sont pas curieux’, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‘interpretation of dreams’ is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.

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About Dream Interpretation

The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems

I shall begin by giving a short account of the views of earlier writers on this subject and of the status of the dream-problem in contemporary science; since in the course of this treatise, I shall not often have occasion to refer to either. In spite of thousands of years of endeavour, little progress has been made in the scientific understanding of dreams. This fact has been so universally acknowledged by previous writers on the subject that it seems hardly necessary to quote individual opinions.

The reader will find, in many stimulating observations, and plenty of interesting material relating to our subject, but little or nothing that concerns the true nature of the dream, or that solves definitely any of its enigmas.

The educated layman, of course, knows even less of the matter. The conception of the dream that was held in prehistoric ages by primitive peoples, and the influence which it may have exerted on the formation of their conceptions of the universe, and of the soul, is a theme of such great interest that it is only with reluctance that I refrain from dealing with it in these pages. I will refer the reader to the well-known works of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury), Herbert Spencer, E. B. Tylor and other writers; I will only add that we shall not realise the importance of these problems and speculations until we have completed the task of dream interpretation that lies before us. A reminiscence of the concept of the dream that was held in primitive times seems to underlie the evaluation of the dream which was current among the peoples of classical antiquity.[1] They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons. Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.

The extraordinary variations in the content of dreams, and in the impressions which they produced on the dreamer, made it, of course, very difficult to formulate a coherent conception of them, and necessitated manifold differentiations and group-formations, according to their value and reliability.

The valuation of dreams by the individual philosophers of antiquity naturally depended on the importance which they were prepared to attribute to manticism in general. In the two works of Aristotle in which there is mention of dreams, they are already regarded as constituting a problem of psychology. We are told that the dream is not god-sent, that it is not of divine but of daimonic origin.

For nature is really daimonic, not divine; that is to say, the dream is not a supernatural revelation, but is subject to the laws of the human spirit, which has, of course, a kinship with the divine.

The dream is defined as the psychic activity of the sleeper, inasmuch as he is asleep. Aristotle was acquainted with some of the characteristics of the dream-life; for example, he knew that a dream converts the slight sensations perceived in sleep into intense sensations (‰_÷one imagines that one is walking through fire, and feels hot, if this or that part of the body becomes only quite slightly warm‰_ª), which led him to conclude that dreams might easily betray to the physician the first indications of an incipient physical change which escaped observation during the day.[2] As has been said, those writers of antiquity who preceded Aristotle did not regard the dream as a product of the dreaming psyche, but as an inspiration of divine origin, and in ancient times, the two opposing tendencies which we shall find throughout the ages in respect of the evaluation of the dream-life, were already perceptible.

The ancients distinguished between the true and valuable dreams which were sent to the dreamer as warnings, or to foretell future events, and the vain, fraudulent and empty dreams, whose object was to misguide him or lead him to destruction. The pre-scientific conception of the dream which obtained among the ancients was, of course, in perfect keeping with their general conception of the universe, which was accustomed to project as an external reality that which possessed reality only in the life of the psyche. Further, it accounted for the main impression made upon the waking life by the morning memory of the dream; for in this memory the dream, as compared with the rest of the psychic content, seems to be something alien, coming, as it were, from another world. It would be an error to suppose that the theory of the supernatural origin of dreams lacks followers even in our own times; for quite apart from pietistic and mystical writers -- who cling, as they are perfectly justified in doing, to the remnants of the once predominant realm of the supernatural until these remnants have been swept away by scientific explanation -- we not infrequently find that quite intelligent persons, who in other respects are averse to anything of a romantic nature, go so far as to base their religious belief in the existence and co-operation of superhuman spiritual powers on the inexplicable nature of the phenomena of dreams (Haffner).

The validity ascribed to the dream life by certain schools of philosophy -- for example, by the school of Schelling -- is a distinct reminiscence of the undisputed belief in the divinity of dreams which prevailed in antiquity; and for some thinkers, the mantic or prophetic power of dreams is still a subject of debate. This is due to the fact that the explanations attempted by psychology are too inadequate to cope with the accumulated material, however strongly the scientific thinker may feel that such superstitious doctrines should be repudiated. To write a history of our scientific knowledge of the dream problem is extremely difficult, because, valuable though this knowledge may be in certain respects, no real progress in a definite direction is as yet discernible. No real foundation of verified results has hitherto been established on which future investigators might continue to build. Every new author approaches the same problems afresh, and from the very beginning.

If I were to enumerate such authors in chronological order, giving a survey of the opinions which each has held concerning the problems of the dream, I should be quite unable to draw a clear and complete picture of the present state of our knowledge on the subject. I have therefore preferred to base my method of treatment on themes rather than on authors, and in attempting the solution of each problem of the dream, I shall cite the material found in the literature of the subject. But as I have not succeeded in mastering the whole of this literature -- for it is widely dispersed and interwoven with the literature of other subjects -- I must ask my readers to rest content with my survey as it stands, provided that no fundamental fact or important point of view has been overlooked. In a supplement to a later German edition, the author adds: I shall have to justify myself for not extending my summary of the literature of dream problems to cover the period between first appearance of this book and the publication of the second edition. This justification may not seem very satisfactory to the reader; none the less, to me it was decisive.

The motives which induced me to summarise the treatment of dreams in the literature of the subject have been exhausted by the foregoing introduction; to have continued this would have cost me a great deal of effort and would not have been particularly useful or instructive.

For the interval in question -- a period of nine years -- has yielded nothing new or valuable as regards the conception of dreams, either in actual material or in novel points of view. In most of the literature which has appeared since the publication of my own work, the latter has not been mentioned or discussed; it has, of course, received the least attention from the so-called ‰_÷research workers on dreams‰_ª, who have thus afforded a brilliant example of the aversion to learning anything new so characteristic of the scientist. ‰_÷Les savants ne sont pas curieux‰_ª, said the scoffer, Anatole France.

If there were such a thing in science as the right of revenge, I, in my turn, should be justified in ignoring the literature which has appeared since the publication of this book.

The few reviews which have appeared in the scientific journals are so full of misconceptions and lack of comprehension that my only possible answer to my critics would be a request that they should read this book over again -- or perhaps merely that they should read it! And in a supplement to the fourth German edition which appeared in 1914, a year after I published the first English translation of this work, he writes: Since then, the state of affairs has certainly undergone a change; my contribution to the ‰_÷interpretation of dreams‰_ª is no longer ignored in the literature of the subject. But the new situation makes it even more impossible to continue the foregoing summary.

The Interpretation of Dreams has evoked a whole series of new contentions and problems, which have been expounded by the authors in the most varied fashions. But I cannot discuss these works until I have developed the theories to which their authors have referred. Whatever has appeared to me as valuable in this recent literature, I have accordingly reviewed in the course of the following exposition.

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Dream Interpretation / Dream Dictionary / Dream Meanings Knowledge is power, so learn to understand the mysteries that are hidden in your dreams. Our dreams contain the messages we need to solve. Dreams come in many shapes and sizes, some vague, some detailed, some frightening, some inspiring. They all contain encoded messages aimed at improving your life. Once we uncover the mysterious symbols and images of our unconscious, we discover the secrets to a happier life. The dream interpretation world has its own language; a visual and symbolic language, filled with obscure clues and hidden meanings. Learn how to accurately decipher your dream experiences, using centuries-old folk wisdom.
Dreams really are, in the truest sense, a doorway: to greater self-awareness, knowledge, success, and the possibility of a rich, full life. Sounds great, but how do you open and walk through that door? You’ll see that there is an actual pathway, with clearly delineated steps, that can take you from wishful thinking about dreams to a reliable dream habit. You’ll find your previously mysterious, invisible inner life can be revealed on a regular basis to assist you in many useful ways. You’ll discover some specific benefits of an active dream life, familiarize yourself with the steps in the dream process, and fine tune your understanding of sleep and dream dynamics. This way, you can build motivation and enthusiasm, be aligned with the natural flow of dreams, and get out of your own way by becoming aware of what inhibits dreaming.
Symbols are the language of dreams, an intuitive shortcut your soul uses to talk to you. They convey a vast amount of encoded information that always pertains to your own process of living and evolving. Every symbol is somehow about you. In a typical dream scene composed of a group of symbols you can find clues to how you’re developing, what you want to create, how you need to heal, or how to make correct choices.
To truly understand what a symbol represents, you must feel into or merge into the symbol, pretend to be the thing, and speak from its point of view about what it knows. This way, you enter the direct experience of what it is to be a daisy, a polar bear, a set of lost keys, or a school bus. And the symbol comes alive. Once you become the symbol, it’s easier to see how the image is a part of you and your life process.
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It seems that most people remember their dreams. Not all, certainly, but the majority And, whether we realize it or not, dreams have a profound influence on our well-being. Scientists have proven that dreams are necessary; without them we would probably go insane! By examining our dreams, we are able to establish physical and mental needs to bring balance to our lives.
Modern science says that we spend between 25 percent and 50 percent of our sleeping time in the dream state. We have an average of six dream periods every night and each dream lasts anywhere up to forty minutes. Apparently if we didn’t have these dreams we would go crazy Most of them are from our unconscious mind, trying to get a message across to us for our own well-being. Who is to say they are wrong? That may be exactly what our unconscious mind is—proddings from the spirits.

The point is that if we are being given these messages for our own well-being, it would behoove us to try to understand them, to listen to the spirits.

The uncon¬scious, or the spirits, employ symbols with which we are familiar. They present the message using objects that per¬tain to our everyday life, the better that we may under¬stand what is being communicated. Sigmund Freud believed that the unconscious mind contains repressed material—wishes, thoughts, experi-ences—that the individual will not accept into the con¬scious mind. These things are therefore repressed and often disguised. Carl Jung called this repressed material the “Personal Unconscious.” He believed that there was also the “Collective Unconscious,” which contained elements from racial memories and experiences. Discover how to:

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Dreamers Dictionary

Symbols, metaphors, and archetypes in your dream do not appear by accident but usually have a deeper and more powerful significance. Some dreams are simply a way for us to MdigestH the previous day’s events. Most of the time, however, they are messages from our soul, unresolved events and feelings that still reside in our unconscious; they also may provide “visionary” suggestions. That is the reason why we believe it is so important to try to decipher dreams.

The best “specialist” to do this is you.

An expert dream analyst or a psychotherapist would at best be a “midwife” or guide, and then only if your dream presented clear indications that there was emotional illness and that psychological support was important.

A dream symbol often points to several possibilities.

For instance, the question of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator plays a major role that only honest self-examination can answer. Dream interpretation is not a game, some thing you do every now and then. It only makes sense if it becomes—like daily hygiene—a consistent part of your daily routine—a form of “emotional hygiene.” The rewards are well worth the effort. Nothing can replace self-analysis followed by self-awareness. Only in this way can you lead a happy and productive life and be at peace with yourself.

Your unconscious is often the best friend you can have, because it provides advice and suggestions about how to deal with the problems that arise.

The wisdom of your unconscious can even open a window into the future—allowing you to face the unknown with confidence.

The increase in the number of people who suffer from emotional problems can be laid at the door of today’s culture, with its emphasis on acquiring money, property, and success. But those who are in touch with their unconscious and its messages won’t easily violate the natural needs of their soul.

The best protection we have against depression, anxieties, and coundess other emotional problems is effective dream interpretation.

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Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are dreaming is usually the effect of excessive worry and in one dream the dreamer wakes up to find that things are all straightened out until, lo and behold, the sleeper finds it is yet another dream. It is not uncommon to have more than two levels to a dream, the main reason hear is fear and worry over life’s circumstances. There is no interpretation for this dream as it is not a symbol, it is condition of the state of the emotions of the dreamer.

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

To dream that you are dreaming is usually the effect of excessive worry and in one dream the dreamer wakes up to find that things are all straightened out until, lo and behold, the sleeper finds it is yet another dream. It is not uncommon to have more then two levels to a dream, the main reason hear is fear, and worry, over life’s circumstances. There is no interpretation for this dream as it is not a symbol, it is condition of the state of the emotions of the dreamer.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dyeing the hair symbolises concealment and protection. Thus, if a person sees himself dyeing his hair it means that Allah will protect him from the evil consequences of what he intends to do. But if the dye does not stick to his hair, it means he will not be granted protection.

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

You have been working too hard and deserve a vacation.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of an electric chair is a warning that the current course of your actions will lead to disaster.

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My Dream Interpretation

If a female dreams of growing facial hair, you may have suffered an attack on your reputation or persona recently. This dream is a warning not to let irritations grow into large heartaches - try to let your emotions cool and things will pass. This dream may also warn against spending your money foolishly.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

See science, sleep and dreams, fortress See house, buildings.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Over the years many theories to ex­plain the ‘why’ of dreams have been put forward. These range from dreams being messages from spirits; being results of food eaten prior to sleep; the mind freewheeling nonsensi­cally; the garbage disposal system of the mind; suggestions from waking experience; a computer reprogramming for the brain; to Freud’s wish fulfilment and Jung’s compensation theory.

If we do not argue any particular theory, however, then perhaps we see dreams as having a much wider function.

The most primal drives observable are survival, growth and repro­duction. Other urges, such as eating, social position, curiosity, are secondary.

The human animal appears to have survived and reproduced more capably after the development of self awareness, language and reasoning. With or without these, we remain an animal with a psychobiological nature. All ani­mals are known to dream. All animals share a certain situa­tion. They have an internal world out of which arises im­pulses (to eat, to mate, to avoid danger) and feeling reactions (anger, fear, anticipation). And they have an external world which confronts them with real survival dangers, sources of food, a mate, changes in environmental conditions.

A dream lies somewhere between these two worlds.

We can think of the human personality as being like a special son of cavity into which all these influences are dropped or are thrown. Physical sensations, internal drives and emotions, language, social rules, religious ideas; prompts to make decisions; news of war, massive media and advertis­ing information, are all dropped in.

The cavity has to deal with it, but as it is a mixture of things, many of which are in opposition, some sort of balance has to be kept. But how? And it cannot be simply a matter of throwing out all of one sort or aspect of things. Eradicating the memory of criticism might make us more calm, but it would limit the process of psychological growth, which has survival value.

Dreams can be seen to be connected with our survival and self regulating process. Because this involves all aspects of oneself and one’s experience, one cannot give dreams a single definition. They probably have many secondary functions, such as an interface to balance the internal and external influ­ences, to compensate between the inner needs and outer real­ity—a baby may miss its feed so, to cope with this primal need, it may dream of being fed. Traumatic or exterior danger­ous events, which cannot be processed immediately, can be stored and dealt with (experimented with or abreacted) while asleep. In higher mammals, infant traumas can be stored and dealt with in sleep when, or if, a stronger ego develops.

To meet the loneliness and isolation of consciousness’ or fears of death, the dream can link the waking self with its unconscious sense of unity or God.

To meet survival needs of primitive human beings prior to rational thought, the dream probably acted as a computer, synthesising experience and information, giving rise to creative solutions to hunting or social situations, presented as sleeping or waking imagery. This may explain why many pnmitive people say skills such as farming, weav­ing, writing, were told them by a vision of a god or goddess.

If we realise that the dream is an end product of a process which produces it, it enables us to see that the process’ (the survival function which regulates, compensates, links, prob­lem solves) can be accessed without meeting the dream. See sleep movements; dream process as computer; Adler; Freud; Jung.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

When two separate things with opposing interpretations are seen in a dream then the stronger or better of the two interpretations will be given. As an example is a person sees a bathroom and himself as removing hair using a lotion or lime-whereas a bathroom represents grief and sorrow and removing hair using a lotion or lime represents the removing of grief and sorrow- it means that his grief and sorrow will be removed, for the dream of removing hair using lime or lotion is regarded as stronger or better.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

It is the same as wool in all respect.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

For young people, gray hair in a dream means dignity and it could mean longevity, weakness or poverty.

If gray hair grows in one’s beard and head in the dream, it means poverty. Seeing half gray hair mixed with one’s beard in a dream means strength, dignity and honor.

If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he sees his hair turned gray in the dream, it means that she will beget a son. Ifone sees himself plucking out gray hair from his beard in a dream, it means that he respects the elderly people and honor religious scholars.

If a woman sees her hair turned gray in a dream, it means the arrival of guests, or it could mean that her husband is having a mistress. Ifa rich person sees his body covered with gray hair in a dream, it means major business losses, while for a poor person it means debts that he cannot repay.

The gray hair of an unknown woman represents a drying crop.

If a soldier sees his hair gray in a dream, it means his weakness or defeat in the battlefield. Ifa sick person sees his hair gray in a dream, it means his death and shrouding.

If a person is afraid of something then sees his hair gray in a dream, it means appeasement of his fears, or amnesty given by a ruler or ajudge deciding in his favor. It is also said that woman’s gray hair in a dream means that she will be insulted by her in-laws, or it could mean divorce. Ifone’s gray hair increase, but still include some black hair in the dream, it means dignity and reverence.

If no black hair remains, then it means a rebuke or a reprimand one will hear from his superior.

If one’s black beard turns gray in a dream, it means that he may fail in his religious life, or lose his wealth.

If one discovers two or three gray hairs in his black beard in a dream, it means that he will beget a son or that someone he loves will return from a long journey.

If the hair of one’s chest turns gray in a dream, it means that his food will become spoiled. Seeing one’s beard brilliantly gray and beautiful in a dream means honor and fame throughout the lands.

To pluck a gray hair in a dream also means disrespect for the elderly. Gray hair in a dream also means poverty, debts, pain, distance from others, being harsh with others, or imprisonment. (Also see Dye; Elderly person)

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Christian Dream Symbols

wisdom, a crown of glory, Prov. 16:31

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Gray hair signifies the wisdom that comes with age. It may also comment on your fear of getting older or may reveal that you are worrying too much.

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Mystic Dream Book

These signs of advancing age are most fortunate, especially if you are in the company of a Grey-haired person in your dream.

If you imagine that you yourself are Grey, it is still fortunate, but indicates difficulties before success.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

If a woman dreams that she has beautiful hair and combs it, she will be careless in her personal affairs, and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.

For a man to dream that he is thinning his hair, foreshadows that he will become poor by his generosity, and suffer illness through mental worry.

To see your hair turning gray, foretells death and contagion in the family of some relative or some friend.

To see yourself covered with hair, omens indulgence in vices to such an extent as will debar you from the society of refined people.

If a woman, she will resolve herself into a world of her own, claiming the right to act for her own pleasure regardless of moral codes If a man dreams that he has black, curling hair, he will deceive people through his pleasing address. He will very likely deceive the women who trust him.

If a woman’s hair seems black and curly, she will be threatened with seduction.

If you dream of seeing a woman with golden hair, you will prove a fearless lover and be woman’s true friend.

To dream that your sweetheart has red hair, you will be denounced by the woman you love for unfaithfulness. Red hair usually suggests changes If you see brown hair, you will be unfortunate in choosing a career.

If you see well kept and neatly combed hair, your fortune will improve.

To dream you cut your hair close to the scalp, denotes that you will be generous to lavishness towards a friend. Frugality will be the fruits growing out therefrom.

To see the hair growing out soft and luxuriant, signifies happiness and luxury.

For a woman to compare a white hair with a black one, which she takes from her head, foretells that she will be likely to hesitate between two offers of seeming fortune, and unless she uses great care, will choose the one that will afford her loss or distress instead of pleasant fortune.

To see tangled and unkempt hair, life will be a veritable burden, business will fall off, and the marriage yoke will be troublesome to carry.

If a woman is unsuccessful in combing her hair, she will lose a worthy man’s name by needless show of temper and disdain.

For a young woman to dream of women with gray hair, denotes that they will come into her life as rivals in the affection of a male relative, or displace the love of her affianced.

To dream of having your hair cut, denotes serious disappointments.

For a woman to dream that her hair is falling out, and baldness is apparent, she will have to earn her own livelihood, as fortune has passed her by.

For man or woman to dream that they have hair of snowy whiteness, denotes that they will enjoy a pleasing and fortunate journey through life.

For a man to caress the hair of a woman, shows he will enjoy the love and confidence of some worthy woman who will trust him despite the world’s condemnation.

To see flowers in your hair, foretells troubles approaching which, when they come, will give you less fear than when viewed from a distance.

For a woman to dream that her hair turns to white flowers, augurs that troubles of a various nature will confront her, and she does well if she strengthens her soul with patience, and endeavors to bear her trials with fortitude.

To dream that a lock of your hair turns gray and falls out, is a sign of trouble and disappointment in your affairs. Sickness will cast gloom over bright expectations.

To see one’s hair turn perfectly white in one night, and the face seemingly young, foretells sudden calamity and deep grief.

For a young woman to have this dream, signifies that she will lose her lover by a sudden sickness or accident. She will likely come to grief from some indiscretion on her part. She should be careful of her associates.

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A spiritual covering, according to the cleanliness, length, thickness, style, and color; research accordingly

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Strength and virility.

2. Fear of castration (to cut).

3. Fear of impotency (hair loss).

4. Infidelity (if shaved on a woman).

5. Lies (red hair).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, hair represents money and longevity.

If a rich person ties a strand of hair to a bun of his own in a dream, it means increase of his wealth and growth of his business based on a business loan or a mortgage.

If a poor person sees that in a dream, it means that he will borrow money to pay for his debts and still borrow more money to pay for his daily expenses.

If one sees his straight hair frizzed or curled in a dream, it means that he will be honored, and if he sees his frizzed hair straight in a dream, it means that he will suffer from humiliation or lose his rank.

If one with a straight and lanky hair sees it longer than usual in a dream, it means that money belonging to someone for whom he works will be distributed, wasted, or lost.

If one’s hair is soft and lanky but still looks longer than usual in a dream, it means that his manager’s authority will expand, and his interests will diversify.

If a strong man or a warrior sees himself having a bun of hair in a dream, it means protection and respect inspired by a strong personality. Otherwise, if he is rich in the dream, a bun here means more wealth, and if he is a poor, it represents his debts.

If one’s hair looks curly in a dream, it means that power, honor and praises will be the lot of his superior.

If a woman sees her hair straight in a dream, it denotes benefits and particularly if she uses a hair pieces or a wig as part of her makeup. Women receive benefits from braiding their hair in a dream and it means saving money or investing it. Otherwise, if a poor person, or a blind person braids his or her hair in a dream, then it means complications and difficulties, and particularly when they are accustomed to doing so.

If a sick woman sees herself braiding her hair in a dream, it means that she will die from her illness.

If one sees his hair long to the extent that he could braid it together with his beard in a dream, it means debts. Shaving one’s moustache, or under one’s armpit in a dream means paying one’s debts, dispelling distress, or following good hygiene’s. Braiding one’s hair in a dream also means mastering one’s craft. Shaving one’s head during the pilgrimage season in a dream means safety and protection. Shortening one’s hair, or removing unwanted hair during makeup in a dream means dispelling stress, or being coerced to pay one’s debts.

If a thief or a fugitive sees himself grabbing to his own long and lanky horse like hair in a dream, it means that he will be captured.

If one sees himself having hair like that of a hog in a dream, it connotes major calamities.

If an unhappy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means aggravation of his depression and unhappiness, while if a happy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means increase of his happiness.

The black hair of a woman in a dream represents her husband’s love for her.

If a woman sees herself wearing a veil, or putting on a head piece in a dream, it means a journey that will take her husband away from her from sometime, or a journey from which he may never return.

If she sees people looking at her hair in a dream, it means that she will suffer slander and defamation.

If a man sees himself with horns formed from his own hair in a dream, it means might and adroitness.

If one sees the hair in the back of his head dishevelled or rumpled in a dream, it means that he will suffer humiliation.

If he sees his hair on the right side of his head tousled in a dream, it means that he will molest male children from among his relatives.

If he sees his hair on the left side of his head tousled, or dishevelled in a dream, it means that he will molest female children from among his relatives.

If one does not have relatives, it means that he will suffer harm from his evil actions.

If one sees long hair under his armpit in a dream, it means he will attain his goal, or it could denote his generous character.

If he sees it thick in a dream, it denotes his thirst for knowledge, search for a business, or profiting through patience and endurance.

If one sees his hair infested with lice in a dream, it means that he has a large family.

If one sees his hair longer or thicker, and if he wishes in the dream to have that in wakefulness, it means that he will attain his goals, pay his debts, or prosper.

If the length or thickness of one’s hair is uncommon, and if one feels no offense to walk with it in the streets in his dream, it means debts, distress and inability to take care of one’s family. Long hair in a dream also means naughtiness and adversities. Thick and long hair in a dream also can be interpreted as having many children, or it could represent fear of wrongdoing, or thinking about an important person, or it could represent common daily concerns. Having less hair in a dream means diminishing difficulties.

If one sees someone pulling out his hair in a dream, it means that he may have to face a financial disaster.

If a woman sees a strand of her hair being cut in a dream, it means a fight between her and her husband, or it could mean that someone is encouraging her husband to seek another woman.

If one sees himself grooming his hair with oily dressing in a dream, it means adorning oneself for the world.

If the oil runs over one’s face in the dream, it means trouble. Discovering a bad odor emanating from one’s hair in the dream means hearing praises. Delousing one’s hair in a dream means discovering some of one’s own faults.

If some lice fall during the combing of one’s hair in a dream, it means that he will spend a portion of his inheritance in charity, or that he will clean his act, or correct his attitude.

If one sees his hair growing anew in a dream, it means that he may lose most of his wealth.

If one sees hair growing on his face where hair does not usually grow in a dream, it means debts.

If one sees hair growing in the palm of his hand in a dream, it means benefits from a business.

A hairy chest, or hair growing over one’s tongue in a dream means wisdom, clarity, or diligence, except if it grows beyond control, then it becomes adversities, stress, sorrows, debts and so forth.

If one sees the hair on his forearm scattering, or falling in a dream, it means that he may lose all his savings. Braiding the hair of one’s legs in a dream means earning money through improper methods, or engaging in something which contradicts the divine laws. Woman’s hair in a dream represents her protection, husband or family. Hair in a dream also denotes farming, money, a wife, a husband or marriage.

If one’s hair looks ugly and smelly in a dream, it represents the living condition or the state of the husband and wife. Nicely combing one’s hair in a dream means loyalty and fulfilling a promise. As for a person who lacks loyalty, shaving his hair or cutting it short in a dream means squandering money, though in general shortening one’s hair means knowledge and guidance. Combing the hair of one’s wife in a dream means divorce. Good looking hair in a dream represents a person of good character. Hair in a dream also means feeling apprehensive about something.

If one’s hair turns into an animal’s hair in a dream, it means toiling and difficulties.

If a poor person sees that dream, it means that his basic needs will be adequately satisfied.

The eyebrows, eyelashes, hairy arms, hairy legs and a hairy chest in a dream also represent man’s virility, beauty, protection, or lasting wealth. Hair in one’s ears in a dream means knowledge, or admonition. Seeing hair in one’s noses in a dream represents a beneficial thing one breezes, though it may involve some hidden trouble, or it could mean money. Hair covering woman’s body in a dream means remaining celibate and for a married woman it means taking care of her parents and children.

A hairy child in a dream means longevity.

If a beardless man sees himself hairy in a dream, it means that his wife will soon be pregnant.

If one’s hair turns white in a dream, it means loss of money for a rich person, or paying the debts of a poor person. (See Black hair; Dye; Shaving; Strand of hair)

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Christian Dream Symbols

Long hair is symbolic of femininity, 1 Cor. 11:14-15. Grey hair is symbolic of glory and honor, Prov. 20:29

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Chine Dream Interpretation

Sudden greying of your hair: you can expect to live to a ripe old age • You wash your hair and move your residence: your recent illness is gone • Your hair fall: your children’s welfare will become your big concern

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Hair is highly valued by most cultures. It is symbol of vanity, security, sensuality, sexual appeal, and of youth. In some cultures women are not allowed to show their hair outside their homes. Wealthy men go through painful surgery and spend thousands of dollars to replace lost hair follicles. Needless to say, hair is a valuable dream symbol. It represents physical and spiritual strength. Samson’s hair was the source of his strength and virility. In our dreams hair can represent our thoughts, knowledge, and reasoning. White or gray hair represents age and wisdom while body hair may symbolize protection and warmth. When interpreting this dream make attempts to identify a primary issue and connect it to a situation in your daily life. See also: Beard

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The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strength and thought. Hair is highly valued by most cultures. It is symbol of vanity, security, sensuality, sexual appeal, and of youth. In some cultures women are not allowed to show their hair outside their homes. Wealthy men go through painful surgery and spend thousands of dollars to replace lost hair follicles. Needless to say, hair is a valuable dream symbol. It represents physical and spiritual strength. Samson’s hair was the source of his strength and virility. In our dreams hair can represent our thoughts, knowledge, and reasoning. White or gray hair represents age and wisdom while body hair may symbolize protection and warmth. When interpreting this dream make attempts to identify a primary issue and connect it to a situation in your daily life. See also: Beard

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The Fabric of Dream

To dream that you have white hair denotes high honor; black and short, misfortune; disheveled hair, annoyances, sorrows, etc.; falling out, loss of friends; hair in a tangle, lawsuits; long hair like a woman, effeminancy, weakness ; longer and blacker than usual, increase of riches; thinner than usual, affliction, poverty; seeing it grow white, loss of fortune; a bald-headed woman, famine; a bald-headed man, abundance, riches, health (Gypsy).

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Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Hair represents thought and mentality. Grey or silver hair represents wisdom.

If you dream of finding a hair in a piece of butter and it does not disgust you, then you will be fortunate in all your dealings. You will take a long trip if you dream of combing beautiful hair. Ruffle someone’s hair and you will come into money.

To dream you are getting bald warns you that your generosity will cause you loss and mental anguish. Seeing your hair turning gray shows death or disease in the family.

If a woman dreams of comparing black and white hairs, it shows she will receive two offers and must choose the best one.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thoughts; self image; attitudes. Changing hairstyle: changing attitudes; a change of mind. Cutting hair right off: less thinking; denial of sensual and physical drives, as monk. Tight hairstyle: discipline; self restraint. Plaited or ponytail: girlhood, socialised thoughts and feelings. Long hair: freedom; permissiveness; girlhood with woman. Long matted hair: not caring about social image or self; dropout. Wig: false attitudes or thoughts. Fair hair: awareness, ‘light headed’. Dark hair: unconscious area of thoughts and attitudes; ‘dark’ thoughts or attitudes. Genital or armpit hair: sexuality.

Woman’s dreams—Armpit or leg hair: social expression of sexuality or physicality. Head hair: may be expression of fe­male sexuality, as Paul’s suggestion women should cover hair in church. Hair on chest of female, even child: the male side of the woman, might be parents’ desire for a boy generating male characteristics.

Man’s dreams—Beard: might represent uncenainty, so hid­ing behind the beard; male sexuality. White beard: wisdom or experience. Very long beard: sense of eternal. Baldness ageing, feeling obsolete. Chest hair: masculinity, virility.

Idioms: keep your hair on; hair raising; have us by the shon hairs; let one’s hair down; make your hair curl/stand on end; didn’t tum a hair, put hairs on your chest; tear one’s hair out; split hairs. See shampoo.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

Baldness, Beard.

A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off the hair is the equivalent of castration. Samson was robbed of his strength when Delilah cut off his locks. Hair for men is a sign of freedom; for women, long hair is a sign of femininity. According to Robert Bly, wild men and wild women are always covered with hair. Those who dream about “hairy” beings are on the way to satisfying their own nature, longing for vitality. This longing for “the wild energies” to be set free is clearly expressed in the musical Hair, which depicts the mythology of the sixties generation.

Today, hair often appears in dreams in connection with wanting to create a certain image, one that we would like to present to the outside world. It also may refer to “splitting hairs.”

According to an ancient Indian interpretation, hair that has been cut off means grief and sorrow.

Also, hair-dreams are thought to be about close relatives. And, in addition, they may mean spiritual and intellectual property.

According to Freud, hair, as a secondary sexual characteristic, has phallic meaning. Also, according to Freud and Steckel in The Language of Dreams, dreaming of hair means castration.

In mythology, hair and beards play an important role.

The chiefs of the Masai were afraid they would lose their supernatural powers when their hair or beards were cut.

For many primitive tribes, hair was considered taboo.

To be protected from danger means never getting your hair cut. Kings in Franconia (Germany) would lose their throne if they had their hair cut. Young warriors of Teutonic tribes could cut their hair and beard only after they had killed their first enemy. Hair, therefore, seems to mean power, strength, and magical vitality.

Folklore: Abundant hair means wealth; little or gray hair, troubles.

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To dream of short hair means unhappiness. Long hair is a sign of good fortune.

If your hair is disheveled and unkempt, there are annoyances and arguments coming, while well groomed hair shows abundance.

To cut your hair, or see someone have theirs cut, means you are working against yourself; hurting yourself by your actions. See also Curls.

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The Language of Dreams

(see Body)

Personal strength (as with Samson).

Long hair: Equates to the wisdom and sagacity that comes through a long, well-lived life, especially if the color is gray. Alternatively, prosperity. In Asia, long hair was so valuable that it was used as currency.

Cutting: Drastic life changes. Many religious orders mark initiation rites through the cutting of hair, notably of monks and nuns (see Religions).

Power: In Tantric Oriental traditions, undoing the hair was a way to access the forces of creation and destruction. Also, in European folklore it was believed that a witch could increase the power of her spell by letting down her hair during its casting (see Incantation).

Consider the texture and style for further symbolic clues.

For example, hair brought up in a very tight bun reveals someone who is prim, sometimes to the point of restrictiveness. Disheveled hair, on the other hand, exposes confusion and a flurry of activity-. Dyed hair reveals someone concealing true thoughts, and greasy hair suggests a person with a “slick” disposition.

Baldness: Too much thought, or possibly a visual metaphor for “pulling your hair out.”

Being cut by a barber: x\ttention to details, and being meticulous in your efforts especially with regard to personal appearances.

Wigs: A false line of reasoning.

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Hair in dreams represents power. Styling your hair may mention that you are refining your personal power. It may also simply express concerns about your appearance and beauty.

Dyeing hair in various colors may express the powerful attitudes you want to display to the world. Red hair may remark on a fiery and passionate expression of power. Purple hair represents spiritual power. Getting a haircut signifies having your personal power taken away and may be a response to a heated argument in which you felt criticized. Hair falling out in a dream may indicate an emotional response to losing power. It may also mean that you are nervous.

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The Complete Dream Book

The man who dreams of seeing a golden-haired girl will be successful in winning the love of a woman of the highest type.

A man who dreams that his sweetheart has red hair will be charged with unfaithfulness by the woman he loves.

A married woman who in combing her hair finds that it is snarled and has difficulty in making it stay put, is in danger of losing her husband through flares of ungovernable temper.

A maiden who dreams of women with gray hair will have rivals for the affections of her sweetheart.

If in a dream a man caresses a woman’s hair, it is a sign that although the worid may condemn him, he will bask in the love and confidence of the woman he wishes to many.

If a young woman dreams that her hair turns white over night while her face remains young, will lose her sweetheart suddenly either by illness or some catastrophe.

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The Complete Dream Book

It is a fortunate omen to dream of finding a hair when cutting a piece of butter if it does not disgust you.

Being pleased with the appearance of your hair foretells that you will take a trip to a distant city under exceptionally favorable circumstances.

To dream of mussing someone else’s hair is a sign that you will inherit a small sum of money.

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Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: Hair is considered a man’s finery and a woman’s veil.

Vision: A man getting a short haircut indicates his fear of subjugation and repression. Dreaming diat he has lost all his hair: fear of becoming impotent. Seeing himself with long hair: he wants more independence and freedom—from moral as well as sexual taboos. Dreaming about a woman with beautiful hair (dark or red): he wants to find a sexually vibrant partner.

For a woman dreaming of losing her hair: she is afraid of losing energy; she also might feel physically and mentally overextended. Dreaming about a haircut: fear of losing her good reputation and also a sign of repressed feelings of sexuality. Dreaming about unkempt hair: being sexually careless and unsafe. Carefully groomed hair: she is disciplined in sexual matters. Hair falling out: losses are imminent.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about hair might point to sexual needs, or to sensuality in general. Are you trying to hide your tendency for “splitting hairs” or overemphasizing your intellect? Beard, underarm hair, or pubic hair always indicates sexual urges. Or are you facing “a hairy situation” right now?

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of hair covering your face suggests an emotional anxiety in the company of others and particularly in intimate relationships. Looking out from behind a veil of hair in a dream shows that you may be keeping your true feelings hidden as you have a deep fear of rejection in close relationships.

To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.

If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor. Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.

To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself. Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility. It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.

To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.

The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person. Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.

A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.

To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.

If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.

To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.

To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.

To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep. It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you dream of finding a hair in a piece of butter and it does not disgust you then you will be fortunate in all your dealings. You will take a long trip if you dream of combing beautiful hair. Ruffle someones hair and you will come into money.

To dream you are getting bald foretells your generosity will cause you loss and mental anguish. Seeing your hair turning gray shows death or disease in the family.

If a woman dreams of comparing black and white hairs show that she will receive two offers and must choose the best one.

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Mystic Dream Book

If you dream about your personal appearance, it is a sign of continued prosperity if you are satisfied with your image.

If your Hair is getting thin or falling out, it is a bad sign.

If you worry because your Hair is turning grey, it shows that difficulties are ahead and that your affairs will need careful attention.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of hair represents memory and power.

If you dream that you hair is longer than it currently is, then your power is increasing.

If it is shorter than in currently is, then you are either afraid of loosing your power or attractiveness or are you are boldly willing to start again.

If you are washing your hair, then you are cleansing your attachments and any unclean associations you have with power, sexiness or attractiveness.

If you are losing hair, then this represents feeling naked, defenseless and vulnerable.

If the hair is disheveled, then you are feeling wild, unorganized and cluttered.

If the hair is coifed, then you are making a good appearance.

If the hair has a distinct color or style, see Blonde, Brunette, Grey, Red, Curl, or Straight.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Hair represents strength and virility. In dreams, to be combing hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we may have.

To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.

To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).

To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognize our own intelligence. Also consult the entries for bald and hairdresser.

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Dream Explanations of Astro Center

An ancient symbol for strength and power. See BALD. Thick, luxuriant hair is a symbol for good health, and thin, wispy hair a sign of oncoming illness.

Brushing or combing the hair indicates finding the solution to a problem. Dreaming of someone pulling your hair implies betrayal. Astrological parallel: Leo Tarot parallel: Strength

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My Dream Interpretation

Long hair in dreams represents strength and beauty.

If your hair turns white in a dream, you have outgrown old ideas and you are ready to learn new things.

If you dream of seeing a woman with blonde hair, or if you dreamed of having blonde hair (when you don’t in real life), you will be a true friend to your girlfriends. Brunette hair symbolizes loyalty. Red hair in dreams usually symbolizes changes in the dreamer’s life. Curly hair in dreams foretells that someone will try to seduce you.

A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.

To dream of hair falling out, means you will have to take care of yourself and not depend on others.

If you dream of having wet hair, or dream about washing your hair, you need to take a different approach towards some real-life situation or relationship. Frizzy hair symbolizes anxiety about some aspect of your personality. You may be feeling insecure, or remembering some old feelings that you had tried to forget.

To dream of someone pulling your hair means they are trying to connect with you in some way. It also refers to sympathy and protection.

To dream of getting hair extensions, symbolizes false impressions. You may be taking on other people’s ideas and opinions and trying to pass them off as your own. You must start being true to your own beliefs, and thinking for yourself. Also see the listings for “Bangs”, “Conditioner”, “Dreadlocks”, “Facial Hair”, “Hairbrush”, “Hair Clip”, “Haircut”, “Hairdresser”, “Hair Dryer”, “Hair Dye”, “Hair Products”, “Salon” and “Shampoo”

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

To comb your hair foretells of worries induced by generosity.

If a man dreams of a woman with golden hair, he wishes to be her lover. Red hair indicates a desire for a change, for either sex.

To dream that your hair was cut very short, it indicates lavish spending. Tangled hair, confusion over money and domestic troubles. Flowers in the hair, lust-fulness. Hair is the symbol of virility. Many dreams of hair can be associated with some form of sexuality.

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The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Hair in dreams invokes potency, life force and energy. It represents fertility and natural growth. Hair is one of the easiest ways to differentiate men and women and can link to our sexuality in dreams. • Hair growing strongly indicates an increase in your energy levels and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Perhaps you’ve received more attention recently or your dream is suggesting a new hairdo may be exactly what you need to enhance your sense of self. • A change in hairstyle suggests a change of mind or attitude. Do you need to “let your hair down” or “keep your hair on”?

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The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Hair is a good picture of the image we present to the world. It is amazing how much a person’s looks change simply by changing their hair. • Dreams Positive: To dream that you are changing your hair is an indication that you are going through a change in your personal image. • How you feel about this change in your dream will tell you if you are in conflict about this change or if you feel ready for it. • To dream of having beautiful hair that you enjoy having means that you are feeling confident in who you are. • Negative: To dream that your hair is damaged, ruined or destroyed is a picture of a conflict you are going through. • It could be that you are feeling insecure about your image at the moment. It could also be an indication of some insecurity that is coming up inside of you. • Perhaps there are circumstances in your life that are bringing up old conflicts from the past, or situations where you are at a point of weakness and you feel vulnerable. • Visions Positive: A woman’s hair is a picture of her covering. This speaks firstly of her husband, and then of any other spiritual covering that she is under. • If you have a vision or prophetic dream of your hair growing, it speaks of the blessing you will walk in as you come under the covering of your husband or spiritual authority. • 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a honor to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering. • Negative: It was shameful for a man to have long hair in the Bible. He was seen as rejecting his masculinity.

The same stigma remains even into today’s society. • To have a prophetic dream or vision of having long hair, is an indication that you are failing to rise up as the head of your home. • 1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a shame to him? • As hair is also a picture of spiritual covering, if you as a man dream that you lose your hair, it is a picture of not being under authority. • See also: Baldness.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are putting your hair up in a clip or barrette, suggests that you are evaluating a new idea, outlook or way of thinking. You may be changing the way you approach your self-image and appearance.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a haircut symbolize transformation.

A new look symbolizes a new outlook on life. See Hair and Hairdresser.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of using a hair dryer symbolzies emotional affairs and promises either an improvement in your current relationship or a new romance.

To dream of having your hair blown dry by a hairdresser is a warning against repeating gossip.

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My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed of dying your hair, you are allowing vanity to overcome your common sense. Try to use better judgement.

If you dyed your hair black, the dream predicts a passing sadness concerning your own decision to make a break in a personal relationship which has become upsetting.

To dream of bleaching your hair, suggests that you would be wise to be somewhat less flirtatious.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If the hair is small or few, it symbolises steadfastness on Deen and Sunnah.

If the hair is plenty is symbolises wilaayat which is bereft of Deen.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

It symbolises a man’s assets.

If he has merchandise or crops, it will increase or decrease according to the amount of hair he had seen.

If he sees the hair shining he will become a destitute if he is wealthy. Or he will become wealthy if he is a destitute; if he is perturbed, he will become pleased; if he is ill, he will be cured; if he is in debt, it will be paid.

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My Dream Interpretation

A dream of styling or curling your hair with products, is a forecast of improvement in your love relationship or, for single girls, a new romance.

To dream of slicking your hair down or back with hair products, predicts that you will have an increase in your social status. Dreaming that a hairdresser uses products on your hair, means you must not repeat gossip or it will return to work against you threefold. Also see “Hair Dye.”

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Should you visit a hair-dresser in your dreams, you will be connected with a sensation caused by the indiscretion of a good looking woman.

To a woman, this dream means a family disturbance and well merited censures.

For a woman to dream of having her hair colored, she will narrowly escape the scorn of society, as enemies will seek to blight her reputation.

To have her hair dressed, denotes that she will run after frivolous things, and use any means to bend people to her wishes.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of using a hair-brush, means you need to face up to a situation in real life - if you ignore reality, things could get out of control.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Loss of strength, sense of power.

2. Financial gains.

3. Fear of losing sexuality.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

A short haircut in a dream means failure to properly fulfill one’s duties. (Also see Hair; Shaving)

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you OR someone else is cutting your hair, it symbolizes that you are experiencing a loss in strength. You may feel that someone is trying to supress you. This dream can also mean that you are reshaping your thinking to eliminate negative attitudes or habits.

If you are cutting someone else’s hair in your dream, you are being too pushy about forcing your opinions on other people.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Exerting control over others.

2. Self or self-image needs attention.

3. Success will have to wait.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Barber) In a dream, a hairdresser represents a person who justly manages people’s assets, or directs them through the right channels.

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of ourselves which deals with self- image and the way we feel about ourselves. We perhaps need to consider ways in which we can change our image.

2- Psychologically and intellectually, the hairdresser can represent the healer within us.

An intimate yet objective relationship can be important within our lives.

A hairdresser appearing in dreams would signify this relationship.

3- In terms of spirituality the connection between self-image and beauty is obvious. We cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that you are a hairdresser indicates that you are pressing your morals or beliefs onto other people. You may have to work on your own self-esteem and increase your positive image. On the contrary, this could indicate your thoughts or beliefs about your sexuality.

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

For a woman to dream of going to a hairdresser shows she will soon be entangled in some family scandal concerning the morals of a member of her family. Should she have her hair dyed, she will narrowly escape imprisonment.

For a man to dream of a hairdresser will presage much gossip or a need to dominate a beautiful woman.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hairdresser symbolize that you are being nurtured and taken care of.

If your hair is being cut, this symbolizes that you are being supported in your transformation. Because a hairdresser is altering and cleaning up your hair, which is associated with the 7th Chakra, a hairdresser can also symbolize one who influences your higher thoughts and opens you up to spiritual insights and ideas. See Hair and Haircut.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

In terms of spirituality there is an obvious connection between self-image and beauty; we cannot grow spiritually unless we like ourselves.

A hairdresser in dreams may also signify that our ego needs some attention.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically and intellectually, the hairdresser can represent the healer within us. Developing an intimate yet objective relationship, with ourselves or others, can be valuable and a hairdresser appearing in dreams would signify this.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams the hairdresser may appear as the part of ourselves that deals with self-image and the way we feel about ourselves. We perhaps need to consider ways in which we can change our image or how we look at things.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many women, her hairdresser is someone with whom she can communicate freely. In her dreams, therefore, this will represent freedom of speech. In a man’s dream, as grooming becomes more important, his hairdresser will suggest a feel-good factor.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are a hairdresser, suggests that you are pushing your ideas and opinions on others. This dream may also mean that you need to work on improving your self-image.

If you dream of going to the hairdresser, look up the meaning under “Salon”

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

This is a common dream with women because they are very concerned with their appearance. It is a simple matter to have the face of a hairdresser, male or female, confused with that of a friend or a member of the family. These are natural routine dreams such as everyday chores at home or office.

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Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If a hairdresser is cutting your hair: don’t let odiers influence you—it would cause harm. In the case of a young woman or young man, the dream means an engagement or a wedding; for older people it means material good fortune. Women dreaming about getting their hair cut very short: they are keeping their feelings under control.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about hairdressers and barbers mean you want to look good, are a bit vain, and hope to have sex appeal. Don’t be so concerned about your appearance that your love life becomes superficial.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream of having a hairlip, or of somebody else having one, suggests that you are having some trouble communicating your true feelings.

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Hair, Mask, Head.

An attempt to change part of the personality you would like to hide— and cover your “baldness.”

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

A deadly weapon of Japanese women against their husbands in bed.

The hairpin represents order and vanity, as does all jewelry. See also Hair.

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The Complete Dream Book

For a man to dream of having a hairpin denotes a discovery that will bring him money.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hairpin symbolize that you are trying to hold yourself in place, you are pulling yourself together. Perhaps you are venting out having a loss of patience, as in a hairpin trigger.

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The Complete Dream Book

Finding hairpins on the floor presages an unusual and pleasing experience.

To repair a broken piece of machinery with a hairpin is an indication that you will receive a gift of some kind.

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Mystic Dream Book

A visit to a place of amusement of a novel kind, or to see something which is quite new to you, is indicated.

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My Dream Interpretation

See “Hair Products”, above.

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Excessive, unshaven hair is as wild-hair, figurative of crude, undisciplined behavior

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. The animal or “beastly” side of self.

2. Annoyances or diffi­culties that just do not seem to go away.

3. A particularly fright­ening event or situation (as in a “hairy situation” or a “close shave”).

4. Intrigue and manipulation.

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My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being extra hairy or covered with hair, you have acted immorally. Something that you recently did, goes against your own values or the decent standards of others.

If you dream of having hairy hands, beware of using lies against someone who doesn’t deserve it.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream that your hands are covered with hair like that of a beast, signifies you will intrigue against innocent people, and will find that you have alert enemies who are working to forestall your designs.

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

If you see yourself with hairy hands this denotes that you will bear false witness against someone who is guiltless.

The longer the hair the worse the lie.

To see the hair fading away shows there are those who will block you from harming this person.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a child’s high chair signifies unexpected news.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many experiments have been done using hypnosis in connection with dreams. In the early pan of this century Carl Schroetter hypnotised Miss E, a pharmacist, in an attempt to test Freud’s theory of symbol formation. He suggested Miss E would dream of having homosexual inter­course with a female friend, L.

The dream she subsequently reported was ‘1 sit in a small dirty cafe holding a tremendous French newspaper ...

A woman with a strong Yiddish ac­cent—L is Jewish—asks me twice, “Don’t you need any­thing?” I don’t answer . . . she comes a third time . . . I recognise her as my acquaintance. She holds a threadbare suitcase with a sticker on it that reads “For ladies only!” I leave the cafe with her . . . she hangs onto me which I find unpleasant but suffer it . . . Before her house she pulls out an enormous bunch of keys and gives one to me. “1 trust only you with it; it is the key to this case. You might like to use it. Just watch that my husband doesn’t get hold of it.” ‘ The dream contains several of the classical Freudian symbols of sex, such as the suitcase, the key and the phrase For ladies only’. Miss E had not, according to Schroetter, heard or read of Freud’s ideas.

Roffenstein, suspecting Miss E may have known something of Freudian ideas, chose ‘a 28-year-old, totally uneducated nursemaid of lower than average intelligence, who grew up and still lives in an uneducated milieu’. He suggested she dream of intercourse with her father. She reported: ‘I dreamt about my father, as if he had presented me with a great bag and with it he gave me a large key. It was a very large key. It looked like the key to a house. I had a sad feeling. I opened the bag. I snake jumped out against my mouth; I shrieked aloud.

More recent expenments are reponed by Woods and Greenhouse in New Wbrld of Dreams.

The suggestion was made to one subject that as a child she had wet the bed and her mother scolded her. That night she dreamt she fell into a pond in winter and her mother was angry.

An interesting aspect of these experiments is that another subject under hyp­nosis was told the dream and asked what it meant. Without hesitation she said. Oh, that girl must have wet the bed.’ This and other experiments suggest humans have an inherent, al­though perhaps unconscious, ability to understand the lan­guage of dreams.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

To have a sense of personal existence distinct from others may be unique to human beings, and in large measure due to the learning of language. Jung and Neumann’s studies of the historical development of identity suggest, in an evolutionary sense, that having an T is still a very newly acquired function. This makes it vulnerable. It is also noticeably something which develops during childhood and reaches different levels of maturity during adulthood. Al­though it is our central experience, it remains an enigma—a will o’ the wisp, which loses itself in dreams and sleep, yet is so dominant and sure in waking.

In dreams, our sense of self—our ego, personality or iden­tity—is depicted by our own body, or sometimes simply by the sense of our own existence as an observer. In most dreams our T goes through a series of experiences, just as we do in waking life, seeing things through our physical eyes, touching with our hands, and so on. But occasionally we watch our own body and other people as if from a detached point of bodiless awareness.

If we accept that dreams portray in im­ages our conception of self, then dreams suggest that our identity largely depends upon having a body, its gender, health, quality, the social position we are bom into, and our relationship with others. In fact we know that if a person loses their legs, becomes paralysed, loses childbearing ability or is made redundant, they face an identity crisis. But the bodiless experience of self shows the human possibility of sensing self as having separate existence from the biological processes, one’s state of health and social standing. In its most naked form, the T may be simply a sense of its own existence, without body awareness.

Dreams also show our sense of self, either in the body or naked of it, as surrounded by a community of beings and objects separate from the dreamer, and frequently with a will of their own.

If we place the dreamer in the centre of a circle and put all their dream characters, animals and objects around them; and if we transformed these objects and beings into the things they depicted, such as sexuality, thinking, will emotions, intuition, social pressure, etc., we would see what a diverse mass of influences the ego stands in the middle of. It also becomes obvious that our T sees these things as outside itself in nearly all dreams. Even its own internal urges to love or make love may be shown as external creatures with which it has a multitude of ways to relate.

If we take the word psyche to mean our sense of self, then in our dreams we often see our psyche at war with the sources of its own existence, and trying to find its way through a most extraordinary adventure—the adventure of consciousness. One of the functions of dreams can therefore be thought to be that of aiding the survival of the psyche in facing the multitude of influences in life—and even in death.

See Individuation; dreamer.

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Dream Fairy

This dictionary of India, interpretation of dreams contains over 93 indexed entries.
Indian Interpretation of Dreams

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Strangest Dream Explanations

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Personal interpretation of matters in a dream means false reports. However, if a known knowledgeable and a truthful person interprets something in a dream, his recommendations and explanations should be heeded. (Also see Dream interpreter)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Seeing oneself as weeping will be interpreted as joy and happiness as long as such weeping is not done with sound, screaming or tearing one’s collar to pieces as when mourning. One the contrary joy, happiness, merry-making, laughter, dancing etc. will be interpreted as grief and sorrow

Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.

Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.

The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”

*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Seeing oneself as weeping will be interpreted as joy and happiness as long as such weeping is not done with sound, screaming or tearing one’s collar to pieces as when mourning. One the contrary joy, happiness, merry-making, laughter, dancing etc. will be interpreted as grief and sorrow

Similarly, if two persons are seen fighting in the dream then the one who loses the battle will be the one to gain victory.

Similarly, if a person sees himself being cupped it means he will be compelled to fulfill certain conditions in an agreement or contract. Or if a person sees himself being made to agree on certain conditions, it means he will get cupped.

The reason being that in Arabic the word shart (condition) is sometimes used to mean “cupping*”

*Cupping: The use of a cupping glass from which the air has been exhausted, to draw blood to the surface of the skin-Collins).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a righteous and noble person sees himself as handcuffed or placed in a pillory* It means he will remain safeguarded against mischief and wickedness. But if the observer of such a dream is wicked it suggests that he will commit excessive sins due to which he will be doomed to hell-fire May Allah, through His infinite mercy, save us from hell-fire, Ameen.

(*Pillory: a wooden board with holes for the head and hands in which petty offenders were formerly locked and exposed to public scorn).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person dreams during the night that he is mounted on an elephant it suggests that he will profit immensely from a certain affair or contractor task. But if such a dream is observed during the day it means he will divorce his wife.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a person dreams during the night that he is mounted on an elephant it suggests that he will profit immensely from a certain affair or contractor task. But if such a dream is observed during the day it means he will divorce his wife.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Although mind and body may be a total unity, and the separation in language merely a conve­nience, despite its unity our being has a number of interacting systems.

The action of the hean on the other systems is obvi­ous, and the influence of emotions on the organs is also be­coming obvious. What is not so well established is the impor­tance of the feedback occurring when we gain insight into our own functioning through understanding a dream. Although our being is already a self regulating system, the ability to turn consciousness inwards to make clear aspects of unconscious function appears to increase the efficiency of self regulation. This is shown in the first example of reptiles, lizards, snakes, where David finds a long-standing neck pain and goes through insight into its cause. In this way wc might be seen as a conscious organism which not only reprogrammes mental patterns or habits, but to some extent can renovate or change body efficiency as well. See dream analysis; dream process­ing; the Introduction.

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Dream Fairy

Dream interpretation requires vast knowledge, clear perception, and sensi­tivity. Such knowledge must be based on the fundamentals of one’s religion, inner spiritual values, moral and cultural traditions.

The beginner in this field must know that there are two types of dreams: one type that comes from God Almighty, and the second type comes from satan. What is good comes from God Almighty, which is a type of revelation that comes to a righteous person and carries either glad tidings, or warnings. Such dreams also cause one’s heart to reflect upon his actions and to beware of heedlessness.


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Islamic Dream Meanings

Islamic Dream Meanings

On the other hand, they could be a reprimand for an ignoble act one is pondering, or an act one may mistakenly thinks that it is the correct thing to do, or a new friendship that could lead him to hell-fire, or a clarification concerning his treatment of his family and friends and about his business dealings, or they may bring spiritual guidance, etcetera. This is the type of dream which is referred to in God’s Prophet’s sayings: “Atrue dream representsone offorty-six branches of a prophecy.” Both religious and irreligious people may see a true dream that could come true.

The second type of dream connotes deception, cunningness, contriving, jealousy, or a scare, causes pain, depicts any type of eavesdropping, engaging in mundane conversa­tion, the call of one’s mind and desires, or imagination, or occur after eating a heavy late meal or even going to bed hungry, etcetera. This type of dream comes from satan. God’s Prophet (uwbp) has said: ‘As time draws nearer to the con­clusion of this world,dreams will become confused.

The most true of dreams are those ofa truthful person. Thus, if one sees a dream that he dislikes, he should tell no one about it, and he should immediately leave his bed and perform his prayers.” He also said: “The best of ropes is steadfastness to one’s religious life." Interpreting dreams is a process of analyzing the nature of things and their opposing possibilities, connecting their roots, and assembling the fragments of one’s thoughts to better understand his or her real condition. In a dream, one may see things that may connote equilibrium or the opposite, while his passive and inert participation urges him to examine the elements and to awaken his consciousness. Sometimes, the elements themselves may be opaque or unclear. In this case, if one recognizes a person in the dream, perhaps the name of that person, or his trade, or his look, or the meaningofthe individual letters of his name, or their combined numerological value, etcetera, mayprovide a clue to the meaning of one’s dream.


The foundation of all Islamic knowledge is revelation contained in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.

Since good dreams are also a form of revelation from Allaah, any legitimate attempt to interpret the symbolism of dreams should rely primarily on the symbolism found in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. A dream interpreter must listen to the complete story, and its minute details. He also must investigate and find acceptable religious references for each element in the dream. Ifhe does not fully understand the dream, or if he is unable to find such references, then it is better for him to refrain from making up an interpretation. In that case, he will be giving a religious ruling, though dreams relate to psychology. Indeed, it will be a sin to tell a false interpretation, while one will be rewarded if he remains silent when he does not know the answer. Imam Ibn Seerm was the most renowned master in this science, and he often refrained from interpreting someone’s dream. Perhaps, he would interpret only one out of every forty dreams when askedto do so. Of three out of four such dreams, he used to say: “I do not know the meaning of this dream.” The dream interpreter must investigate the dream and establish its acceptable religious references. It is related that Imam Ibn Seerm used to spend a good part of the day questioning the person about himself, his life, type of work, living condition, and surrounding circumstance, for a dream interpreter is not a prophet and cannot tell about the future.
This dictionary for Islamic dream interpretation contains over 6000 indexed entries.

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

Moving a lawn chair may signify working with an idea or concept that will give one more leisure time in the end. It can remedy frustration around not getting enough rest.

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Dreamers Dictionary

A Something unique, the beginning of a new event or project.

B Self-isolation, things hidden and not yet known.

C Matter that surrounds spirit, language, throat.

D Symbol for food and growth/development.

E Bridge between body and spirit, call for unity.

F Symbol for the outside and inner world, insight, hope, understanding.

G Weapon, staff, scepter—conquest and/or domination.

H Balanced, self-improvement.

I The human need for safety and severity.

J Adviser, admonishing or threatening index finger.

K Creative vitality, straightforward action, abundant energy.

L Reaching arm, striving for material and/or intellectual fortune.

M Mother, woman, fertility, creative energy.

N Masculine spirit stimulated by the feminine.

O The circle, insurmountable limits of fate.

P Mishaps, bad luck, accidents, disappointments, negative experiences.

Q The result of our action, our language.

R Male energy’, used to pursue our goals.

S Weapons, tools, techniques, and support.

T The cross, origin of your power/energy.

U The cup, the chalice, the passing of life/rime. Success, victory, the search for completeness.

W No specific symbols could be found, but possibly refers the ups and downs of life.

X The ten, checkmarks, crossing out.

Y The unknown, sometimes also sexual needs.

Z Risk decisions, lightning, electricity.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hair is interpreted as wealth and beauty. But if such hair falls upon the face or tufts of hair is seen on the cheek it suggests grief and sorrow. According to some people it could suggest beautiful garments as well..

Hair which is intertwined or folded or wrapped suggests that ill will be spoken of the observer of such a dream and that he will not be able to defend himself.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hair is interpreted as wealth and beauty. But if such hair falls upon the face or tufts of hair is seen on the cheek it suggests grief and sorrow. According to some people it could suggest beautiful garments as well..

Hair which is intertwined or folded or wrapped suggests that ill will be spoken of the observer of such a dream and that he will not be able to defend himself.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Seeing the hair as long, one of the following interpretations could be given : if he is a soldier, his strength, elegance and awe will increase; if he is Hashimite, he will gain leadership in his community; if the observer is a businessman, his merchandise will increase, if he is a farmer his crops will increase.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Being conscious during the dream state represents a high level of mastery. You are realizing your ability to powerfully orchestrate your life that will help you achieve clarity and empowerment in your life.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are able to control the action in your dreams, indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Alternatively, this type of dream may be a way of compensating for a waking situation in which you felt powerless.

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My Dream Interpretation

If you dreamed about watching/playing the game musical chairs, it symbolizes that you are trying to “get inside” someone’s mind so you can understand their actions better. This dream can also represent the wish to be someone else, especially if you are feeling stressed.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It is reasonable and healthy for all of us to have a dream which surprises us or shocks us occasionally. As dreams partly deal with aspects of our urges and fantasies which we do not allow in waking life, such occasional dreams are safety valves. It is healthy to be able to allow a wide range of dream experience, from the holy to the deeply sexual; from outright aggression to tender love. In fact we gain an idea of the depth and broadness of our own soul—whether or not our psyche is narrow—from the range of dreams we experience.

If obscene dreams assail and worry us again and again, however, then there is a problem in the way we are relating to ourself and the exterior world. Psychotherapeutic counselling might help.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In attempting to put together the information gathered from viewing thousands of dreams—not simply at face value, but explored in depth through the emo­tions and direct associations of the dreamer—a philosophy or view of life arises. It suggests that our birth as a physical and psychological being is a paradox. We are unique, and at the same time a common undifferentiated person. Psychologically we have our identity out of the lives of thousands of humans who preceded us and left the gift of language, of music, an, of concepts and information. Our mental life, our consciousness, is in some very real way formed out of what they left from their life. Our consciousness has been hewn out of the rock of possibilities by the love, the struggle and pain, the endeavour and wit of their lives. Particularly our psyche has been shaped by or modelled on our parents, and the traces in their life, unknown though they may be, of their parents, backwards for many generations.

Our identity is given to us by the humans who raise us. This sense of self arises because we are treated as if we were a self. This, with language, is the creative matrix of our self awareness.

The giving of a name is therefore a miracle which acts as a nucleus around which the many mental connections can be made which form our self image. Perhaps this is why giving the name in baptism is seen as a holy rite in Chris­tianity.

Our conscious personality can live without ever becoming aware of its connections with other lives except as it meets them in everyday affairs. That its existence has depended upon what was given by countless other lives—that humans constantly create each other, consciously and unconsciously, through the dynamic flux of communication—might never be realised. That one’s own life is also a part of this creative process, this sea of living consciousness, might never be known. Nevertheless, each individual life constantly takes pan in the collective, negatively or positively. This is not a mystical thing, but is plainly observable. From the point of view of dreams, if our life has given nothing in deed, in love, in rearing of children, in ideas or art, or in common human­ity, we are dead—during life and afterwards. Giving and re­ceiving, kinship and symbiosis, growth and decay are the fun­damentals of the living process according to dreams.

At death, we face a very real end, a real death. There is no magical escape from this. All that we have been, all we have become, all we gathered and won is lost—finished. But the paradox occurs again. Dreams suggest that out of all we gave of ourself, out of all we received from the being of others, we are recreated in a realm of consciousness. This may mean that we continue as living influences in the lives of those who still live. But the suggestion is that something more than this oc­curs.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If a rich person sees himself plucking out his facial hair in a dream, it means losing money, while if a poor person sees that, it means that he will repay his debts. (Also see Shaving; Temples)

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Strangest Dream Explanations

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)

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Strangest Dream Explanations

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In psychodrama there is no in­terpretation’ of a dream.

The dreamer unravels the meaning of the dream by acting it out with the help of others.

The dreamer acts the main role of him or herself, and directs the helpers in the other roles. In dramatising and exploring the dream in this way, the obvious as well as the hidden meaning, associations and emotions are made clear.

To finish, the dreamer is encouraged to take the dream forward, altering it to what feels more adequate and satisfying. This gives the person opportunity to express and enact what was absent in the dream, and provides release from recurring dreams, and catharsis where necessary.

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of pubic hair indicates you are expressing your sexual feelings to others in a very demure fashion.

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My Dream Interpretation

To see pubic hair in your dream means you are ready to give someone a hint about your attraction to them.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

If we keep a record of our dreams it will soon become obvious that some of our dream themes, charac­ters or places recur again and again. These recurrences are of various types.

A cenain theme may have begun in childhood and continued throughout our life—either without change, or as a gradually changing series of dreams. It might be that the feature which recurs is a setting, perhaps a house we visit again and again, but the details differ. Sometimes a senes of such dreams begin after or dunng a particular event or phase of our life, such as puberty or marriage.

Example: ‘This dream has recurred over 30 years. There is a railway station, remote in a rural area, a central waiting room with platform going round all sides. On the platform mill hundreds of people, all men I think. They are all ragged, thin, dirty and unshaven. I know I am among them. I looked up at the mountainside and there is a guard watching us. He is cruel looking, oriental, in green fatigues. On his peaked cap is a red star. He carries a machine gun. Then I looked at the men around me and I realise they are all me. Each one has my face. I am looking at myself. Then I feel fear and terror (Anon.).

The theme of the dream can incorporate anxious emotions, such as the above example, or any aspect of experi­ence. One woman, an epileptic, reports a dream which is the same in every detail and occurs every night. In general such dreams recur because there are ways the dreamer habitually responds to their internal or external world. Because their attitude or response is unchanging, the dream which reflects it remains the same. It is noticeable in those who explore their dreams using such techniques as described under dream pro­cessing that recurring themes disappear or change because the attitudes or habitual anxieties which gave rise to them have been met or transformed.

A recurring environment in a dream where the other fac­tors change is not the same. We use the same words over and over in speech, yet each sentence may be different.

The envi­ronment or character represents a particular aspect of oneself, but the different events which surround it show it in the changing process of our psychological growth. Where there is no such change, as in the examples above, it suggests an area of our mental emotional self is stuck in a habitual feeling state or response.

Some recurring dreams can be ‘stopped’ by simply receiv­ing information about them. One woman dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At 40 she told her sister about it.

The response was ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys. Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us, our mother’s dead!” They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realis­ing the dread was connected with the loss of her mother, the dream never recurred. Another woman who repeatedly dreamt of being in a tight and frightening place, found the dream never returned after she had connected it to being in the womb.

Recurring dreams, such as that of the railings, suggest that pan of the process underlying dreams is a self regulatory (homocostatic) one.

The dream process tries to present trou­blesome emotions or situations to the conscious mind of the dreamer to resolve the trauma or difficulty underlying the dream.

An obvious example of this is seen in the recurring nightmare of a young woman who felt a piece of cloth touch her face, and repeatedly woke her family with her screams. Her brother, tiring of this, one night woke her from her screams and made her talk about her feelings. His persistence gradually revealed that she associated the cloth with the burial shroud of her grandmother. This brought to the surface grief and feelings about death she had never allowed herself to feel before.

The nightmare never returned. See nightmares; dream processing.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

See Types of Dreams (Introduction.)

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My Dream Interpretation

Recurring dreams can be highly useful and important to analyze. They happen for one of two reasons: (1) they reflect an unhealthy pattern that you have fallen into in real life, and they are trying to show you that your behaviour is not helping you be happy. Or, (2) they represent unresolved feelings, such as anger or sadness over a past situation that you have not healed from. In many recurring dreams, your sleeping self is trying to solve a problem - or confront an emotion - that you are unable to face in real life. Whatever the subject of your recurring dream is, you can be sure it is reflecting something in your current life situation, even if the dream takes you back in time. Use the Dream Dictionary to analyze the major symbols and events in your dream, to piece together its message. Think carefully about what in your life might be causing you continual stress or worry.

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The Premier in Dream Dictionary

Repetitive dreams are a clear message from our dreaming mind that we are stuck in a particular mind set or behavioural cycle. • If a dream continues to repeat itself, it is worth exploring it’s meaning as it needs your conscious understanding and action in order to resolve something in your emotional make-up. • Recurring dreams can be a trauma relieving response to the original event that triggered them.

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My Dream Interpretation

Red hair usually suggests changes in the dreamer’s life.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In most ancient cultures, consider­ation and even veneration of dreams played a great pan. Some groups felt that dream life was more real and imponant than waking life. Not only were dreams looked to for information about hunting (Eskimo groups), but also for ways of healing physical and psychological ills (Greek dream temples) and insights into the medicinal properties of herbs, barks and clays (African tribal witchdoctors). Common to most of these groups, and evident in the Old Testament, was also the sense that through dreams one had awareness of the transcendental or supersensible. St Peter’s dream of the sheet and unclean animals was a turning point in the history of western socicty —as was Constantine’s dream of his victory if he used the symbol of Christianity.

At its most fundamental, the human religious sense emerges out of several factors. One is the awareness of ex­isting amidst external and internal forces of nature which cause us to feel vulnerable and perhaps powerless. Such natu­ral processes as illness, death, growth and decay, earthquakes, the seasons, confront us with things which are often beyond our ability to control. Considenng the information and re­sources of the times, one of religion’s main functions in the past was the attempted control of the ‘uncertain’ factors in human life, and help towards psychological adjustment to vali­ne rability. Religions were the first social programmes aiding the human need for help and support towards emotional, mental, physical and social health and maturity. Even if prim­itive, such programmes helped groups of people to gain a common identity and live in reasonable harmony together. Like a computer program which is specific to a particular business, such programmes were specific to a particular group, and so are outdated in today’s need for greater integra­tion with other races. Religions also offered some sort of con­cept of and connection with the roots of being.

Example: ‘For two nights running I have dreamt the same nightmare. I am in a chapel walking down the first flight of several flights of steps when I hear loud noises behind me. I am told to run, being warned of the soldiers who ride the cavalry horses nght down the steps, and who run you over if you are in their way.

The horses are fierce and they absolutely race down the steps at the same time every day, and you literally have to lock yourself away in a nearby room which is a long way down the chapel. I ran into the room hearing the pounding of the horses’ hooves. It was a terrible pandemo­nium in that chapel. In the room were school children the same age as me and some perhaps younger’ (Maria H). Maria, who is 16, in describing her dream says she had recently been confronted with whether to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Religion, represented by the chapel, is Maria’s way of locking out her powerful sexual urges. Many dreams show that religion, as a set of beliefs, is used as a way of avoiding anxiety in the face of life’s uncertainties.

For many people, the rigid belief system helps them to avoid uncertainty in making decisions.

Dreams also portray and define the aspect of human expe­rience in which we sense a kinship with all life forms. This is the side of spiritual expenence through which we find a con­nection with the roots of our being. While awake we might see the birth of a colt and feel the wonder of emergence and newness; the struggle to stand up and survive, the miracle of physical and sexual power which can be accepted or feared. In looking in the faces of fellow men and women we see something of what they have done in this strange and painful wonder we call life. We see whether they have been crushed by the forces confronting them; whether they have become ngid; or whether, through some common miracle, they have been able to carry into their mature years the laughter, the crying, the joy, the ability to feel pain, that are the very signs of life within the human soul. These things are sensed by us all, but seldom organised into a comprehensive view of life, and an extraction of meaning. Often it is only in our dreams, through the ability the unconscious has to draw out the signif­icance of such widely divergent expenences, that we glimpse the unity behind phenomena which is an essential of spiritual life, i.e. we all have a life, we breathe, we have come from a mother, so share a universal experience.

Example: To quote J.B. Priestley from his book Rain Upon Godshill: ‘Just before I went to Amenca, dunng the exhausting weeks when I was busy with my Time Plays, I had such a dream, and I think it left a greater impression on my mind than any experience I had ever known before, awake or in dreams, and said more to me about this life than any book I have ever read.

The setting of the dream was quite simple, and owed something to the fact that not long before my wife had visiied the lighthouse here at St Catherine’s to do some bird ringing. I dreamt I was standing at the top of a very high tower, alone, looking down upon myriads of birds all flying in one direction; every kind of bird was there, all the birds in the world. It was a noble sight, this vast aerial river of birds. But now in some mysterious fashion the gear was changed, and time speeded up, so that I saw generations of birds, watched them break their shells, flutter into life, mate, weaken, falter and die. Wings grew only to crumble; bodies were sleek, and then, in a flash bled and shrivelled; and death struck every­where at every second. What was the use of all this blind struggle towards life, this eager trying of wings, this hurried mating, this flight and surge, all this gigantic meaningless ef­fort? As I stared down, seeming to see every creature’s ignoble little history almost at a glance, I felt sick at heart. It would be better if not one of them, if not one of us, had been bom, if the struggle ceased for ever. I stood on my tower, still alone, desperately unhappy. But now the gear was changed again, and the time went faster still, and it was rushing by at such a rate, that the birds could not show any movement, but were like an enormous plain sown with feathers. But along this plain, flickering through the bodies themselves, there now passed a sort of white flame, trembling, dancing, then hurry­ing on; and as soon as I saw it I knew that this white flame was life itself, the very quintessence of being; and then it came to me, in a rocket burst of ecstasy, that nothing mattered, nothing could ever matter, because nothing else was real but this quivering and hurrying lambency of being. Birds, men and creatures not yet shaped and coloured, all were of no account except so far as this flame of life travelled through them. It left nothing to mourn over behind it, what I had thought was tragedy was mere emptiness or a shadow show; for now all real feeling was caught and purified and danced on ecstatically with the white flame of life. I had never before felt such deep happiness as I knew at the end of my dream of the tower and the birds.’

Some Nonh American Indians developed the totem out of similar processes. In one generation a person might learn to plant a seed and eat the results. Later someone might see that through fertilisation more food was produced. Still later some­one found that by irrigating, still more improvement was made. No one individual was responsible for such vital cul­tural information, and the collective information is bigger than any one person, yet individuals can partake of it and add to it.

The totem represented such subtle realities, as it might in a modem dream; as Christ might in today’s unconscious. That older cultures venerated their collective information, and that modem humans seem largely apathetic to it, shows how our ‘religion’ has degenerated. Yet utilising the power of the unconscious to portray the subtle influences which impinge upon us, and building the information gained into our re­sponse to life, is deeply important.

With the growth of authoritarian structures in western reli­gion, and the dominance of the rational mind over feeling values, dreams have been pushed into the background. With this change has developed the sense that visionary dreams were something which ‘superstitious* cultural groups had in the past. Yet thoroughly modem men and women still meet Christ powerfully in dreams and visions. Christ still appears to them as a living being.

The transcendental, the collective or universal enters their life just as frequently as ever before. Sometimes it enters with insistence and power, because a too rational mind has led to an unbalance in the psyche—a bal­ance in which the waking and rational individuality is one pole, and the feeling, connective awareness of the uncon­scious is the other.

Although it is tempting to think of the transcendent as ethereal or unreal, the religious in dreams is nearly always a symbol for the major processes of maturing in human life. We are the hero/ine who meets the dangers of life outside the womb, who faces growth, ageing and death.

The awe and deep emotions we unconsciously feel about such heroic deeds are depicted by religious emotion.

See angel; Christ, rebirth and Devil under archetypes; church; evil; fish, sea creatures; example in whale under fish, sea creatures; heaven, hell; sweets under food; dream as spiritual guide. See also hero/ine; mass; masturbation; old; paralysis; colours; sheep under animals.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Considering that each of us has four or five periods of dreaming each night, most of our dreams are forgotten. But for people who observe family or friends regu­larly remembering a dream, and yet themselves are seldom if ever able to recall one, the question arises as to why such a wide divergence occurs.

There are many different reasons why dreams may be for­gotten.

The most obvious is that we do not give enough atten­tion to our dreaming process. When people become intrigued by what they might be dreaming, and develop a motivation to remember, they frequently start recalling several dreams a week. From this standpoint, the reason why some people have always remembered might be that they have always been ei­ther intrigued or anxious about their nightly dramas.

The way we rise in the morning has an effect upon this type of memory.

If our attention is immediately turned out­wards on waking, there is little hope of recalling a dream unless it has great power, as might a nightmare. Spending a few moments leaving our mind open to memory aids recall. Any visual, or even muscular activity, will fill consciousness with new and powerful impressions which might obliterate the subtler impressions of dreaming. Rorschach suggested not opening the eyes, and remaining physically still. Tests also showed that passage of time, even a few minutes, between dreaming and attempting to remember causes many dreams to fragment and be lost. So any attempts to remember need one to record the dream quickly, by speaking it to one’s bedmate, using a tape recorder by one’s bed, or writing it down.

Some dreams have rather misty or fragmentary imagery and theme, while others are clear, concise and dynamic. These latter are more easily remembered. There may be times when we sleep with longer periods of wakefulness, perhaps due to feeling cold, or uncomfonable in a strange bed, which cause us to remember as we are nearer consciousness. Be­cause dreams occur in cycles during the night, if something wakes us during a dream cycle the memory is easier, if only because less time has elapsed since occurrence. So another method of captunng a dream is to have one’s alarm gently sound prior to the time one usually wakes.

The last hour or so of sleep includes a long period of dreaming, so waking in this period with intent to remember can often capture the quarry.

Thereare also psychological reasons for forgetfulness. Dreams often deal with past areas of experience which we do not wish to remember, or would rather not be aware of.

If we find it difficult to feel emotions, or feel uncomfonable with them, it is highly likely we repress dream memory, as dreams have a base of high feelings. Experiments have shown that during dreaming our heartbeat, body movements and breath­ing frequently reflect intensified emotions. Also, research into what areas of the brain produce dreaming suggest that dreams may be from the ‘visceral brain’, which is largely non verbal.

If temperamentally we find feeling qualities a foreign lan­guage, connecting with a dream would need to be a learnt skill.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

If there is anything to suggest any goodness in such a dream it means that if observer is in difficulty, Allah will remove if, if he is in debt, Allah will enable him to pay it; if he is ill, Allah will grant him cure. But if there is no suggestion of any good then the dream is not of a favourable nature.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. Wealth.

2. A warm, happy environment.

3. A short sadness, then contentment (to see an empty chair).

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a rocking chair means intelligence, clarity, or it could represent a hard working student.

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Gypsy Dream Dictionary

To see someone, or yourself, rocking in a chair is a sign that you will have an easy, contented life.

To rock an empty chair means that there will be many hard times.

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The Complete Dream Book

It is a harbinger of happiness, health and plenty to dream of seeing a mother, wife or sweetheart in a rocking chair.

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My Dream Interpretation

To see an occupied rocking chair in your dream signifies friendly surroundings and gentle pleasures.

To see a vacant rocking chair in your dream foretells of grief and estrangement.

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

To be rocking in a rocking chair signifies joy and contentment for the dreamer.

To see someone else in a rocker predicts unexpected bliss for the dreamer. Empty rocking chairs, sorrow or separation from a loved one or a termination of an agreement.

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Rocking-chairs seen in dreams, bring friendly intercourse and contentment with any environment.

To see a mother, wife, or sweetheart in a rocking chair, is ominous of the sweetest joys that earth affords.

To see vacant rocking-chairs, forebodes bereavement or estrangement.

The dreamer will surely merit misfortune in some form.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Normally oiling of the hair, beard or body suggests beauty and elegance. But if excessive oil is seen flowing on the face or clothes, it suggests grief and sorrow.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, seeing one’s hair ruffled means stinginess and love to hoard money, or doing little for others.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

In 1937 through the use of the electroencephalograph (EEG) measuring tiny electrical brain impulses, Loomis and his associates discovered that the form of brainwaves changes with the onset of sleep.

The next leap forward in understanding came when Aserinsky and Kleitman found rapid eye movements (REM) in 1953. In 1957 the REM were linked with dreaming. This defined sleep into two differ­ent observable states, REM sleep, and NREM (non-rapid eye movement or non-rem) sleep. Within NREM three different stages have been identified. These are defined by the different EEG patterns of electrical activity in the brain. They are mea­sured by the height (amplitude) of the brain waves and fre­quency of up and down movement. There are also electrical changes occurring in the muscles (measured using an electro- myograph or EMG), and in movement of the eyeballs (mea­sured using an electro-oculograph or EOG).

While awake the height is low and frequency fast. As we relax prior to sleep the EEG shifts to what are called alpha waves, at 8 to 12 cps (cycles per second). Stage one of sleep is the transition between this drowsy state of alpha waves to sleeping, in which theta waves occur, at 3 to 7 cps. In this first stage we experience random images and thoughts. This lasts about 10 minutes, followed by stage two, in which ‘sleep spindles’ occur which have 12 to 14 cps on the EEG. These last from 1/2 to 2 seconds, with K complexes following, which are slow large EEG waves. About half our sleep period is spent in this second stage of sleep. Deep sleep is reached when our brain exhibits delta waves, with 1/2 to 2 cps.

After approximately an hour and a half from falling into deep sleep, an exciting change occurs. We return to level two and REM occur. Suddenly the brain is alert and active, though the person is asleep and difficult to wake. This level has been called paradoxical sleep because of this fact. Voluntary mus­cular activity is suppressed and the body is essentially paralysed. Morrison has pointed out that, although the brain is transmitting full muscular activity messages, these are usu­ally suppressed by an area of the brain in the pons. But bursts of short actions occur, such as rapid eyeball jerks, twitches of the muscles, changes in the size of the pupil, contractions in the middle ear, and erection of the penis. It may be that similar excitation occurs in the vagina. Also, autonomic storms’ occur dunng which large erratic changes occur in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and in other auto­nomic nervous system functions. These are the changes ac­companying our dreams.

If we slept for eight hours, a typical pattern would be to pass into delta sleep, stay there for about 70 to 90 minutes, then return to stage two and dream for about five minutes. We then move back into delta sleep, stay for a short period and shift back to level two, but without dreaming, then back into level three.

The next return to stage two is longer, almost an hour, with a period of dreaming lasting about 19 minutes, and also a short period of return to waking. There is only one short period of return to stage three sleep which occurs nearly four hours after falling asleep. From there on we remain in level two sleep, with three or four lengthening periods of dreaming, and returns to brief wakefulness.

The average amount of body shifting is once every 15 minutes.

1- In undergoing 205 hours of sleep deprivation, four healthy males showed various physiological and psychological changes. Some of these were headache, lack of concentra­tion, hallucination, memory loss, tremor and, in some, paranoia. In all cases one night’s sleep restored normal functioning.

2- One in ten people who complain of excessive daytime drowsiness suffer from sleep apnoea, which is a stoppage of breathing while asleep.

3- A condition called narcolepsy causes sufferers to fall asleep at inappropriate times—while making love, walk­ing, playing tennis, working.

4- As we age we usually sleep less. Our REM sleep in partic­ular decreases sharply.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

A sedan chair in a dream means moving from one place to another, activities, travels, business, or a noble and a well respected woman. (Also see Palanquin; Litter)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

The growing of hair on the palm or any such place where hair does not grow suggests that he will incur debts which will shatter his peace, causing him extreme anxiety.

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

An unresolved problem or an incomplete event of destiny; when resolved, the dreams will cease

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Shortening one’s hair in a dream means appeasing one’s fears. (Also see Hair; Shaving)

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My Dream Interpretation

A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Bun; Tuft; Wisp) If a pregnant WOmansees a strand of hair in her dream, it means that she will beget a blessed son.

A strand of hair hanging over one’s head in a dream means money. Carrying several tufts in a dream represents one’s neighbors. Ifa woman sees herself having a long strand of hair in a dream, it means that her son will become a leader. Ifshe sees her hair thick in the dream, it means that she will do something that will make her famous.

If people see her thick strand of hair, it means that she will be exposed for something wrong she has committed. Black hair represents a respected and a handsome looking husband.

If the woman sees herself without a head cover in a dream, it means that her husband has left her and he will not return back to her. Ifshe is not married, it means that she will never marry. Ifshe sees herself having charcoal colored hair in a dream, it means that she will live from her husband’s wealth or inheritance. (Also see Black hair)

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Hair symbolises a man’s wealth and assets or that of his employer’s.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

It must be borne in mind that the most authentic dreams are the ones observed in the latter part of the night and during Qayloolah (sleeping at midday ) and during the day. Dreams during the fruit-ripening season and fruit-selling season are also very potent.

The most inopportune time wherein dreams hardly have any significant meaning is during the winter season and when rain is imminent.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

It must be borne in mind that the most authentic dreams are the ones observed in the latter part of the night and during Qayloolah (sleeping at midday ) and during the day. Dreams during the fruit-ripening season and fruit-selling season are also very potent.

The most inopportune time wherein dreams hardly have any significant meaning is during the winter season and when rain is imminent.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Venting dreams represent your subconscious mind’s attempt to assist you with the process of cleaning out the old in order to make room for the new. You may be playing out a a frightening or anxiety provoking scenario in order to come to terms with how you would handle it, or to conquer it. Venting dreams usually occur as nightmares or frightmares, anxiety dreams that leave you feeling shaken up. Venting dreams are showing you what we are ready to release. See Types of Dreams (Introduction).

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My Dream Interpretation

A dream that you are waxing any part of your body (for hair removal) suggests that you are making a minor life-changing decision. Some aspect of your daily routine is being altered. Alternatively, it may represent your self-punishment or tough attitude on yourself.

If you burn yourself with the wax, or your skin looks otherwise unpleasant, this represents your fear about facing a harsh reality.

To dream that someone else is waxing you, represents a loss of your independence. You are relying on others to get you through some difficult times. You need to build up your self-esteem.

If you saw someone else waxing in your dream, there is some conflict in your self-image. Perhaps what you project to others does not match who you really are inside.

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About Dream Interpretation

Dreams! What do they mean? You probably recognize a connection between the dream world and the “real” world, but did you know that you can actually do things to nurture your dream life? The bulk of this intriguing volume is an alphabetical directory of the psychological and mystical meanings of various dream symbols, from angels to zoos.

For example, if you are chased in your dream, this will show a sense of insecurity. Dreams Interpreted, each page reveals the fantastic meanings of quotidian objects and occurrences that surface in your reveries. Make a note of it when you wake up so you do not forget your dream.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. If in a wheelchair, one’s life has been difficult to manage.

2. If one is pushing someone else in a wheelchair, that person is dependent on the dreamer.

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Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of recovery from injury or needing help

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

On one hand, restriction, suffering and the inability to escape from problems. On the other hand, in spite of a psychological handicap, moving forward. Often such dreams are a challenge, in a sense, to learn how to walk again.

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Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a wheel chair represent the need for support during a challenging time. You are grappling with a real or imagined handicap, perhaps physical, emotional or spiritual. This dream is a message that there is an aspect of your life that is in need of attention, healing and nurturing.

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My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are in a wheelchair, suggests that you need to stand on your own two feet and stop depending on others. You also need to stand up for yourself.

If someone is able-bodied in real life, but you dream that they are in a wheelchair, that person needs your help in some way.

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

Seeing one’s black hair turning white in the dream means that he will gain credibility and respect among his people.

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Having written a dream down, by using highlighting pens to make all matching words the same colour, one can immediately see the main issues in some dreams.

Example: ‘We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms. It goes up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up . In one dream I try to go up but the children are scared for me. They plead, ‘Don’t go up Mum, just forget them”. Then I wake. In the next dream I wait till they are asleep. Half way up_ I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. Then I woke’ (Ann H). Ann’s dream theme recurs, so is important to her. In marking just some of the words we see that the ‘up’ or go up’ is important. Childhood fears hold Ann back for a while, but she dares to climb.

If we look at the entries for climb and stairs, we see they depict taking steps towards ex­ploring the unknown, daring to explore one’s potential or opportunities.

By marking the words in this way we might also highlight certain statements otherwise hidden in the dream. Particularly watch out for the connections with the word T, such as I want, I do, I will, I have, I know, I cannot, etc. Example: ‘1 want to withdraw.’ I was full of sadness but was trying not to show it.’ ‘1 felt keyed up and ready to fight.’ Taking such statements out of context and looking for connections with everyday feelings oi situations often throws considerable light on the dream.

If what you realise is then considered in con­nection with the plot of the dream, the viewpoint your uncon­scious has on the situation might become evident.

For in­stance, the statement ‘I felt keyed up’ occurred within a classroom, and helped the dreamer understand the anger gen­erated at school. See amplification; plot of the dream; the comments on dream processing in the Introduction; dream processing; postures, movement, body language; settings; symbols and dreams.

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